Meet the Evolutionary Leaders

World renown, authors, lectures, scientists and visionaries met on June 26, 2008 to discuss the human condition. Out of this gathering came an unprecedented call to shift the consciousness of the planet and the formation of the the Evolutionary Leaders group.

Participants in the June 2008 retreat included Evolutionary Leaders and Members of the Board of Directors of The Chopra Foundation and Chopra Affiliates, The Source of Synergy Foundation (SOSF) and The Association of Global New Thought (AGNT).

Here are details about the 38 Evolutionary Leaders:

Michael Bernard Beckwith (AGNT Board)
Michael Bernard Beckwith, the visionary founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational community of 10,000 local members and thousands of worldwide affiliates, and the University of Transformational Studies and Leadership in Los Angeles.

A sought-after speaker at conferences and seminars, Dr. Beckwith teaches meditation, the Life Visioning Process, The Mastery of Life Structures and leads retreats. He is author of 40-Day Mind Fast Soul Feast, A Manifesto of Peace, and Living from the Overflow.

Dr. Beckwith’s renowned as a harbinger of the world’s quest for peace has drawn into his visionary orbit those whose names are synonymous with this goal. Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas K. Gandhi, shares with Michael the national co-directorship of a Season for Nonviolence. In his position of co-founder of the Association for Global New Thought, he sits on panels with His Holiness the Dalai Lama during AGNT’s bi-annual Synthesis Dialogues.

Joan Borysenko
Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. is the author of 13 books and numerous audio and video programs. Trained both as a medical scientist and psychologist, her doctorate is from the Harvard Medical School where she served as instructor in medicine before founding Mind/Body Health Sciences LLC in Boulder, Colorado. A pioneer in psychoneuroimmunology and behavioral health, her work also encompasses practical wisdom on human development and spiritual growth. Joan is a nationally known speaker appearing at venues that range from hospitals, to civic settings, to religious institutions. She is co-founder and director of the Claritas Interspiritual Mentor Training Program, a columnist for the Huffington Post, and host of the Hay House radio network’s Your Soul’s Compass talk show. You can find out more at

Joan has been weaving together science, medicine, psychology, and spirituality in the service of healing for about 40 years. As the health-care system falters and Americans age, there is a growing appreciation of the importance of healing. But the interest that really lights her fire is what the late Brother Wayne Teasdale called interspirituality, “the mystic heart” underlying all religions. Profound and intermittent mystical experiences that began in early childhood are the basis for her interest, and she shares Brother Wayne’s hope that interspirituality might be part of the foundation for creating “a global civilization with a heart.” The current avenue for that is through the Claritas Institute Interspiritual Mentor Training Program that she co-founded with Drs. Gordon Dveirin and Janet Quinn in 2004. An 18-month certificate program in spiritual guidance, it meets onsite for four five-day intensive sessions, and continues during the three-month intercessions online, via phone-bridge, and in small groups meeting together. The second class graduated in September 2008 and a third class will begin in April 2009.

Gregg Braden
New York Times best selling author Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality. Following a successful career as a Computer Geologist for Phillips Petroleum during the 1970s energy crisis, he became a Senior Computer Systems Designer for Martin Marietta Defense Systems during the during the last year of the Cold War. In 1991 he was appointed the first Technical Operations Manager for Cisco Systems where he led the development of the global support team that assures the reliability of today’s internet.

For more than 20 years Gregg has searched high mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to uncover their timeless secrets. To date, his work has led to such paradigm-shattering books as The Isaiah Effect, The God Code, and his 2007 release, The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles and Belief. Gregg’s work is now published in 17 languages and 27 countries and shows us beyond any reasonable doubt that the key to our future lies in the wisdom of our past.

From the remote monasteries of Egypt, Bolivia, Peru and Tibet, to the lost texts of the early Christian Church, the key to healing and peace was left in the coded language of our most cherished traditions. It’s verified in today’s science. For more than 20 years, Gregg Braden, a former senior aerospace computer systems designer, has bridged ancient wisdom with the science of today creating meaningful solutions to the challenges of our time.

In his 2007 book, The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles and Belief, Braden offers dramatic new evidence of a primal web of energy “The Divine Matrix” that connects everything in our world and beyond. It is this missing link in our understanding that provides the container for the universe, the bridge between our inner and outer worlds, and the mirror in our world for what we create in our beliefs. The bottom line: If we speak the language that the matrix recognizes, we become the architects of our own healing, abundance, peace and even life itself.

Rinaldo Brutoco
Rinaldo Brutoco is an accomplished futurist, author, speaker and founding president of, the World Business Academy, a collaborative network of mindful individuals collectively exploring the leading edge of business and a pre-eminent publisher of new paradigm business literature. He is the co-author of a book published last year, Freedom From Mid-East Oil, and several other books in prior periods.

Rinaldo’s work includes a great deal of travel as a featured speaker at business schools, conferences, and at senior-level executive meetings. He serves on the board of The Men’s Wearhouse, Omega Point Institute, Peace Partnership International, the Ojai Film Festival and has served on numerous other boards including The Gorbachev Foundation, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, State of the World Forum, The Peace Alliance and The Center for Earth Concerns, adding to his ability to transform companies through a multi-disciplinary approach.

Rinaldo formed The ShangriLa Group where he consults, as principal, on an extremely wide variety of business applications at both the micro and macro level, both internationally and domestically.

When he is not traveling, Rinaldo and his wife Lalla divide their time between their homes and offices in Ojai, California, and Hawaii.

Thomas Callahan
Tom Callanan is a Program Officer at the Fetzer Institute and serves on the Individual & Community Transformation team. With the Institute for 14 years, Tom guides projects within Fetzer’s global area that are focused on global problem solving, youth leadership, and conflict transformation. He is currently co-authoring a book on Collective Wisdom to be published later this year by Berrett-Koehler.

Prior to coming to Fetzer, Tom’s career included work as a newspaper and magazine journalist, corporate organizational development facilitator, and Outward Bound wilderness instructor. Tom lives in Kalamazoo and is father to three children: Bapu, 23, Kaitlin, 18, and Tucker, 16.

Deepak Chopra (The Chopra Foundation Board)
Deepak Chopra is the author of more than 50 books translated into over 35 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers in both the fiction and nonfiction categories. Dr. Chopra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Adjunct Professor at Kellogg School of Management and Senior Scientist with The Gallup Organization. He is co-founder of the Alliance for a New Humanity. Time magazine heralds Deepak Chopra as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century and credits him as “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine.”

Dale Colton (Chopra Affiliate)
Dale Colton has over 25 years experience working in Public Relations, Promotion and Publishing with individuals, centers and organizations that make up the global grassroots spiritual/socially conscious community. She holds a Masters Degree in Education in Counseling and serves as Consultant to the Alliance for a New Humanity where she is directing “Be the Change”–an International community outreach movement that encourages change through personal and social transformation. She also serves as a consultant to Deepak Chopra.

Dedicated to creating change through the expansion of consciousness she believes we have the power, through choice to embrace any reality we want–war, aggression and self-destruction or peace, compassion and awareness. We have windows of opportunity constantly being presented to us within which quantum leaps can be made. Mutual respect, cooperation and collaboration among communities and organizations of like-minded people worldwide can collectively create enough conscious coherence to form a “critical mass” to shift the consciousness of the planet and achieve positive change.

“Be the Change” is a movement coordinated and directed by Dale Colton and presented by The Alliance for a New Humanity–a humanitarian organization whose President and founder is Deepak Chopra. Co-created with Deepak “Be the Change” supports Gandhi’s message: “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” Individuals are invited to be the change in their own communities by hosting meetings to explore how to create a new humanity through self directed change. Suggested topics and worksheets are provided. The process is local, decentralized and self-generated.

In “Be the Change” meetings world-wide , people are taking a closer look at war, global warming, and human suffering, with the intention to expand consciousness–their own and the collectively consciousness of their community. With the intention to effect change in this manner, it is reasonable to believe that a movement to raise consciousness globally can be successful when individuals are inspired to co-create this reality one community at a time.

Mallika Chopra (The Chopra Foundation Board)
Mallika Chopra is the author of two books, 100 Hundred Promises to My Baby (Rodale, 2005) and 100 Questions From My Child (Rodale, 2007). Mallika’s voice on conscious parenting and spirituality is unique, powerful and resonant with parents around the globe.

Mallika’s strength in creating creative content combined with strategic and marketing thinking has allowed her to successfully fuel an entrepreneurial drive in a number of areas. Mallika was a founder of MyPotential Inc, a multi-media company where she helped write the company’s business plan, hired the key management team, raised over $10 million in venture financing and built key strategic relationships. She served as the first representative for the re-launch of MTV in India, and has consulted with Go Networks (Disney) and Yahoo!

As President of Chopra Media LLC, Mallika has spearheaded a number of interesting initiatives with her brother, Gotham Chopra, and father, Deepak Chopra. She is the creative force and architect behind, a popular Web site featuring blogs on personal, social, spiritual and global wellness.

She recently produced two films for Fox Home Video, featuring her Deepak Chopra’s books, How To Know God and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, starring Olivia Newton John.

Mallika serves as a Board Member of Virgin Comics and Animation, a premiere entertainment company that creates content for international distribution, and is based in New York, Los Angeles and Bangalore, India. Mallika has a BA from Brown University, an MBA from Kellogg Business School. She lives in Santa Monica, California, with her husband, Sumant Mandal, and their daughters, Tara and Leela.

Gordon Dveirin
Gordon Dveirin, Ed.D. is an organization and human development consultant, spiritual educator, and co-author of two books: Saying Yes to Change and Your Soul’s Compass: What is Spiritual Guidance. Co-founder and associate director of The Claritas Institute’s Interspiritual Mentor Training Program, his interests span social, emotional, and spiritual learning both in adults and in children. He is co-host, with his wife, Joan Borysenko, of Hay House radio network’s Your Soul’s Compass talk show.

Gordon’s overarching interest that unites and excites the various projects he’s involved with is what the 13th century Sufi mystic Ib’n Arabi called the theophanic imagination, and which he thinks of as the spiritual imagination. Imagination is a faculty of perception that allows a person to see the higher possibilities inherent within a given situation. Michelangelo, for example, saw the figures inherent within the blocks of marble he chose for his sculptures. Martin Luther King, Jr. saw through racial tension to the potential for equality. In this time of global chaos and rapid change, his interest is how to use a three-part process that he’s been working with in the Claritas Program to train the organ of spiritual imagination. That process involves alignment with the Source of Being; discernment (is he running an egoic agenda or being guided by a larger flow); and action in the world. This process is based on inquiry rather than dogma and helps to till the field out of which synergy arises.

Duane Elgin
Duane Elgin is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and visionary. His books include: Promise Ahead: A Vision of Hope and Action for Humanity’s Future (2000), Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life that is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich (1981 and revised 1993), and Awakening Earth: Exploring the Evolution of Human Culture and Consciousness (1993). He has worked as a senior staff member of the Presidential Commission on the American Future and as a senior social scientist with the think-tank SRI International where he coauthored numerous studies of the future, including co-authoring the book with Joseph Campbell, Changing Images of Man (1982). In 2006, Duane received the international “Goi Peace Award” in recognition of his contribution to a global “vision, consciousness, and lifestyle” that fosters a “more sustainable and spiritual culture.” He has an MBA from the Wharton School, an MA from the University of Pennsylvania, and was awarded an honorary PhD in 2001 for work in “ecological and spiritual transformation” from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California. Duane’s Web site is:

For more than three decades he has focused his speaking, writing, and activism in four major areas: 1) exploring the big picture of the human journey as the world approaches a pivot in history, and actions that we can take to build a more promising future; 2) advocating “voluntary simplicity” or more sustainable and meaningful ways of living; 3) developing a unifying vision of our universe as a fully living system by drawing from the combined wisdom of science and spirituality; and 4) transforming the conversation of democracy by working for the more conscious use of the mass media (as a citizen-activist, he has co-founded three non-profit and non-partisan organizations working for media accountability and an empowered democracy through televised electronic town meetings; see the website at

Leslie Elkus (The Chopra Foundation Board)
Leslie Elkus and her husband, Bill, are the parents of three children, ages 10 to 18. Previously, Leslie was a member of the Cincinnati Ballet Company for four years, and a dancer for over 20 years. She worked as an architectural designer and editor of architectural journals and books in the U.S., a “book packager” in Asia and as guest editor of the Indian art journal, Marg. Leslie served on the U.S. committee of the two-year State Department sponsored cultural exchange program, “The Festival of India,” which brought music, performing arts and exhibits of the visual arts of India to major museums and concert halls in America. Leslie studied philosophy and art as an undergraduate student at Manhattanville College and urban design and architecture in the graduate program of Architecture at MIT. She has taught Transcendental Meditation since 1972 and has been actively involved in yogic practices since the age of 15. Leslie is a member of the Chopra Foundation.

Barbara Fields (AGNT Board)
Dr. Barbara Fields Executive Director, The Association for Global New Thought. Co-founder and Project Director–The Gandhi King Chavez Season for Nonviolence 1998-present; Program Director–Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago; Co-founder and Project Director of the Synthesis Dialogues with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama of Tibet, Dharamsala, India, 1999, Trent, Italy, 2001, and Rome, 2004; Coordinator of U.S. based omni-local initiatives for Harvard Global Negotiation Project’s Abraham Walk Initiative in the Middle East; Conference and Program Director for the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies in Chicago, IL and Tacoma, WA; Program Director–International Buddhist-Christian Theological Encounter, Purdue University and the Lilly Foundation; Participant–UNESCO Seminar on Religion and Peace, Granada, Spain.

Awards and Honors: Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Holmes Institute, 2005, and Religious Science International’s first Peace Award in 2003; Recipient of The Peace Museum’s Community Peacemaker Award in the area of Diplomacy; The Gandhi King Ikeda Nonviolence Award from Morehouse College.

Serves on the Boards of EarthAction, the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, and the Martin Luther King International Chapel Board of Friends. Co-founder of The Earth Network, a non-profit alternative television organization dedicated to the environment, social action, and the human spirit for which she received the Visionary Award from the Center For New Television; Contributing author, The Community of Religions (Continuum Press, 1996).

Debbie Ford
Debbie Ford is a pioneering force in incorporating the study and integration of the shadow into modern psychological and spiritual practices. As the New York Times best-selling author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, The Secret of the Shadow, Spiritual Divorce, The Right Questions, The Best Year of Your Life and Why Good People Do Bad Things, she draws her unique talent and insight from in-depth personal studies of transformation and human potential. She is a graduate of JFK University, where she earned a degree in psychology with an emphasis in consciousness studies. Debbie is the founder of the Ford Institute for Integrative Coaching which has trained over 500 Integrative Coaches around the globe. Her work as a coach, teacher, consultant, and integral faculty member of The Chopra Center for Well Being in California has opened the hearts of thousands, bringing them the gift of self-love, emotional freedom, and emotional and spiritual liberation.

Ashok Gangadean (SOSF Board)
Ashok Gangadean is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Haverford College where he has taught for the past forty years. Throughout his career he has focused on clarifying the fundamental common ground across widely diverse worldviews and seeking to expand philosophy and cultural life into a wider global context. He is Founder-Director of the Global Dialogue Institute which has developed effective methods of Deep Dialogue for renovating cultural life. His new book–The Awakening of the Global Mind–will appear soon. Ashok is also Co-Convenor of the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality which brings leading and emerging world leaders together in deep dialogue to help articulate global wisdom, vision and values in addressing the most pressing concerns and crises on a global scale.. He is also Co-Chair of the World Wisdom Council. Dr. Gangadean has been a television host at WYBE TV in Philadelphia for five years, and is currently Producer and Host of ((Global Lens)).;;

Kathleen M. Gardarian
Kathleen M. Gardarian is Founder and CEO of Qualis International, Inc., a sales and distribution company started in 1988 in Orange County, California. We market flexible packaging, pallet wrap, poly twine, and numerous other supply items to major retail chains, manufacturers, and industrial accounts. We also have eight distribution centers nationwide.

Kathleen was born in New York and came to Southern California when she was eight years old. She studied business and psychology at UCLA, and was on the board of The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology for five years in Palo Alto, California. She is a Founding Trustee of the World Business Academy, and on the board of that organization since 1989. Kathleen served on a public company board Vans Inc. for 10 years, until they were sold in 2004. In the past, she has also served on the boards of: The State of The World Forum, The Forum for Corporate Directors, and The Woman’s Leadership Board at the JFK School of Government and Public Policy at Harvard University. She currently serves on the board of Governors of Chapman University, as well as The George Argyros School of Business and the Leatherby School of Entrepreneurship at Chapman. Kathleen is also on the board of advisers for the newly forming Advanced Management Program for Woman at the University of California, Irvine.

Kathleen is a member of the National Woman’s Philanthropy Fund: The Alexis de Tocqueville Society. She is active in speaking and mentoring woman in business.

Qualis International was named one of the top five hundred woman owned businesses in America in 2005, 2006, and 2007. Orange County Business Journal ranked Qualis International, Inc. number twenty three of the top forty woman owned businesses in Orange County for 2007. The Home Depot Inc. also recently honored Qualis as one of its top ten supplier’s, after more than 20 years of service.

Tom Gegax (Chopra Affiliate)
Tom Gegax served as Chairman and CEO (head coach) of Tires Plus Stores for twenty-four years. By the time Tom sold the company to Bridgestone/Firestone in July 2000, it had mushroomed from a concept sketched on a restaurant napkin to a market leader with 150 upscale stores in 10 states and $200 million in revenue. The company was so well managed and profitable that Tom was able to bypass outside investors and retain ownership control. Tom was a pioneer of the tough-minded, warm-hearted “coaching” style of management. Tires Plus’ healthy corporate culture was legendary for its focus on the well-being of its employees and customers (or, as Tom preferred to call them, teammates and guests). The unique pairing of hard-nosed efficiency and a caring environment was a core ingredient in the company’s secret sauce. Tom’s comprehensive, no-nonsense management system catapulted Tires Plus to the top in a competitive industry populated by some of the largest companies in the world.

Tom’s groundbreaking management methods have been featured in the New York Times and Fast Company magazine, and on CNN, CNBC, and PBS. He was named a 1995 Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. magazine and Ernst & Young, and is the youngest person to be inducted into the Minnesota Business Hall of Fame. Tom has served on numerous corporate and non-profit boards, including the Center for Ethical Business Cultures. Tom’s first book, Winning in the Game of Life: Self-Coaching Secrets for Success, is a blueprint for creating a productive, well-balanced life. It received critical acclaim from publishing industry bellwethers Publishers Weekly and Booklist, from self-help and spiritual guru, Deepak Chopra, and from national business and political leaders, including Curt Carlson, Founder/Chairman, Carlson Companies, and former vice president of the United States, Walter Mondale. Tom’s The Big Book of Small Business: You Don’t Have To Run Your Business By The Seat Of Your Pants is receiving rave reviews from top business leaders across the country, including Ken Blanchard (The One-Minute Manager), Harvey Mackay (Swim with the Sharks) and Richard Schulze, Founder and Chairman of Best Buy. Tom’s guide connects the dots between all aspects of a business with unprecedented breadth and depth.

Charles P. Gibbs
Since 1996, The Rev. Canon Charles Gibbs has served as the founding Executive Director of the United Religions Initiative, a global organization dedicated to interfaith cooperation for peace, justice and healing.

In his work for the URI, an unprecedented global, grassroots movement dedicated to changing world history. Its members from diverse religions, spiritual expressions and indigenous traditions throughout the world have a shared purpose to promote enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings, Charles has traveled extensively, working with religious, spiritual and other leaders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North and South America and Asia. He has been a featured speaker at many international gatherings. In addition, he has published many articles, book chapters and a co-authored book on interfaith work for global change.

Charles is an Episcopal priest, who brings to his ministry a strong commitment to spiritual transformation and work for peace, justice and healing, and an abiding belief in the sacredness of all life on this planet.

Before being ordained, Charles taught writing and worked in the theater. His wife, Debbie is head of the Lowell School in Washington, D.C. His daughter, Naomi is a sophomore at Whitman College. His son, Ben, teaches and is head of the English Department at an inner city school in Houston, Texas.

The URI signed its global Charter in June 2000 and now has a network of more than 400 self-organizing Cooperation Circles active in 67 countries around the world. Their work includes peacebuilding, interfaith education, HIV/AIDS prevention, environmental awareness, human rights advocacy and community building; and across the globe involves over 1.5 million people each year.

URI has a global office in San Francisco and regional coordinators on six continents. Its Global Council has representatives from 19 countries. URI has consultative status with the United Nations. Over the next five years, URI will focus both the effectiveness and scope of its global network, focusing in four key areas: global infrastructure, communications, peacebuilding, leadership development.

Kathy Hearn (AGNT Board)
Rev. Dr. Kathy Hearn, Community Spiritual Leader (President) of United Church of Religious Science/United Centers for Spiritual Living, an international organization with 200 communities and ministries and publisher of Science of Mind magazine; actively engaged in spiritual organization development to expand spiritual living through personal and global transformation ; monthly contributor to Science of Mind magazine; Chair of Organizational Renewal Project and member of New Organization Design Team; Vice Chair International Board of Trustees; Chair and Vice Chair of United Clergy of Religious Science; instructor for Holmes Institute School of Consciousness Studies. Member of the Leadership Council for the Association for Global New Thought; traveled to the Middle East as AGNT’s representative and sole female religious leader for Harvard’s Abraham Path Initiative, November 2006; Abraham Path Initiative Tourism Conference, Sanliurfa, Turkey, November 2007; presented at the 2004 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Barcelona, Spain; attended Synthesis Dialogues with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1999. Founded Pacific Church of Religious Science in San Diego, Senior Minister for 15 years.

Jean Houston
Dr. Jean Houston is a scholar and researcher in human capacities and for the past 40 years has co-directed, with her husband Dr. Robert Masters, the Foundation for Mind Research, first in New York City, and more recently in Ashland, Oregon. Their work has focused on the understanding of latent human abilities. She is the founder of a program of cross-cultural mythic and spiritual studies—dedicated to empowering change agents and people around the world by teaching history, philosophy, the new physics, psychology, anthropology, myth, and the many dimensions of our human potential. She is also the founder of training programs in social artistry which enables leaders to extend their own development so as to more adequately deal with the social challenges of today’s world.

Her specialty is in the development and application of multiple methods of increasing physical and mental skills, learning and creativity. She has presented the results of her work and studies in some 26 books, as well as in person through speeches and conferences at educational institutions and business organizations in over 100 countries. She is often invited to work personally with leaders of such groups, as well as heads of governmental and non-governmental agencies, to assist them in rethinking their goals and agendas.

Presently, as a Senior Consultant to the United Nations in Human Development she and her team have been training leaders in many developing countries in developing their own human capacities in the light of social change. Dr. Houston’s ability to inspire and invigorate people enables her to convey her vision of the finest possible achievement of individual potential and share the excitement of that possibility with her audiences and students all over the world.

Additionally, she and her associates have created the International Institute for Social Artistry which is implementing training programs in social artistry in many countries but also have created a Masters program in Leadership and Social Artistry. A new eponymous foundation has recently been formed with the directive to train thousands of trainers in the methods of social artistry who, in turn, will train millions of people the world over.

Barbara Marx Hubbard
Barbara Marx Hubbard is President of The Foundation for Conscious Evolution. A speaker, social innovator and author of 5 books, Barbara is an evolutionary educator, communicating the new worldview of conscious evolution. She is currently producing a film series entitled Humanity Ascending: A New Way through Together. Her educational program Gateway to Conscious Evolution, a guided evolutionary curriculum on line is reaching over 1,000 people worldwide. She is establishing a Chair in Conscious Evolution for Wisdom University and has formed an Education Core developing a Meta Syllabus in Conscious Evolution as a framework supporting evolutionary leadership and social connectivity. She produced 25 SYNCON conferences to bring opposing groups together in the light of the potential of the whole system, and is now reviving the SYNCON process and the Wheel of Cocreation. Her name was placed in nomination for the vice-presidency of the United States on the Democratic ticket in 1984 proposing a Peace Room in the office of the vice presidency to scan for, map, connect and communicate what is working in America and the world.

The Foundation for Conscious Evolutions’ purpose is to assist in laying a foundation for the conscious evolution of humanity.

In Education: Establishing the new field of conscious evolution as a context for positive change — spiritual, social and scientific/technological. Gateway to Conscious Evolution is a global community-building educational program. A Chair in Conscious Evolution for Wisdom University offers Intensives in key areas. A Meta Syllabus for Conscious Evolution and other programs of empowering evolutionary leadership throughout the world is now in development.

A DVD series called Humanity Ascending: A New Way through Together. The first, “Our Story” is now a reaching a global community. The next DVD “Visions of a Universal Humanity” is now in production. Barbara is also a speaker and does many interviews, movies, and talk shows and is developing a cadre of evolutionary educators.

In Synergistic Design: Barbara is drawing on her experience of the 25 Syncon, her vice presidential campaign and many efforts to produce the Wheel of Cocreation to convene a design team to develop and offer synergistic process throughout the system. In this we are fully aligned with the Source of Synergy Foundation and want to collaborate in this effort.

Bruce Lipton
Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., scientist, lecturer and bestselling author, formerly served as Associate Professor of Anatomy in the School of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin (Madison, 1973-1982), participating in the medical curriculum as a lecturer in Cell Biology, Histology and Embryology. His laboratory research on muscular dystrophy focused on the behavior and cell biology of cloned human stem cells. Subsequently, Dr. Lipton served as a Research Fellow in the Departments of Pathology and Dermatology at Stanford University’s School of Medicine (1987-1992). Stanford research on the human immune system yielded insight into the molecular basis of how perceptions (beliefs) control biological expression. Bruce left formal academia in 1992 and has since become an internationally recognized authority in bridging science and spirit. His book, The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness Matter and Miracles, an L.A. Times Bestseller won Best Science Book of the Year by USA Book News in 2006 and Indie Awards Best Health Book of the year in 2007. He has been a guest speaker on numerous radio and television programs, and a sought after keynote presenter for national organizations. To learn more of Dr. Lipton, visit

Judy Martin (SOSF Board)
Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist Judy Martin walks between two worlds. For two decades, she’s been on the front lines covering social concerns, business news and Work/Life culture–while emerging as a writer and speaker on personal transformation, social consciousness and the value of human capital.

Judy spent nearly four years as a New York City Business Correspondent for America Public Media’s Marketplace Morning Report. At Marketplace she reported live from Ground Zero and the New York Stock Exchange the day it reopened after the events of 9/11. In those tenuous years, she also covered the upheaval in the corporate arena and the global markets.

Judy’s work has been heard on CNBC Business Radio, NPR, The Marketplace Report, BBC Radio 3, and the World Vision Report. She also continues to anchor for the News 12 TV Networks where she has been the recipient of numerous awards including: New York Emmy, Telly Award, Associated Press Club Award, National Press Foundation Economic Fellowship, Silver Angel Excellence in Media Award, and numerous Long Island Press Club Awards. Judy’s blog, Work/ covers breaking news on work/life culture. She is the creator of the Work/LifeMinute™, and the radio series–Work/Life Nation. Judy sits on the board of the Source of Synergy Foundation which works toward raising social consciousness of global challenges.,,

Rod McGrew (SOSF Board)
Rod McGrew is Co-Vice President and a board member of the Source of Synergy Foundation (SOSF). Rod has been ever evolving on the spiritual path to enlightenment since childhood. As a young adult, he attended what was then the Maharishi International University in Los Angeles, where he studied transcendental meditation and the seven levels of consciousness in life and existence. Rod continued his spiritual studies and development through adulthood, first with Swami Muktananda through the practice and teachings of Siddha Yoga and later Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan of the Sikh community.

Rod has personified the concept of “Spirit in Business” through his company, Love & Happiness Productions. He was responsible for creating KJLH (Kindness, Joy, Love and Happiness) FM in Los Angeles, where he was a radio personality, program director, and VP/General Manager. Subsequently, he transitioned into the music industry and became President of a CBS Records custom label, Unlimited Gold Records, and went on to become superstar manager to Stevie Wonder and Barry White.

Rod currently plays an integral role in Operation Hope, a Financial Literacy and Economic Empowerment Organization that birthed the new Silver Rights Movement, which focuses on educating underserved communities worldwide. He currently holds the titles of Chief Communications Strategist, Special Senior Adviser to Office of the Chairman and Co-Chairman of the Southwestern Board and has been recently appointed to serve on the National Board of Directors, as well as Chief Consultant for HOPE Advisers.

Rod has also served as participant and co-facilitator in “Call of the Time Dialogues” and “Voices and Images of Hope” sponsored by the Brahma Kumaris, a prominent consultative NGO with the United Nations. Rod is also involved in the development of various new technologies that are designed to improve the quality of life for all of humanity, including wellness technology and the music industry. To that end, he is a principal owner, managing director and board member of Skky Inc.

Steve McIntosh
Steve McIntosh is the author of Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution; How the Integral Worldview Is Transforming Politics, Culture, and Spirituality (Paragon House 2007). He is an original member of the Integral Institute think tank, and has taught integral philosophy to a wide variety of audiences. In December 2007, What Is Enlightenment? Magazine featured an extensive interview of Steve entitled: Integral Politics Comes of Age, and referred to him as “integral thinker par excellence.”

An honors graduate of the University of Virginia Law School and the University of Southern California Business School, today Steve is founder and president of Now & Zen, Inc., an international manufacturing company marketing “natural lifestyle products” which he has invented, including the famous Zen Alarm Clock. Steve is a long-time participant in progressive culture, he has traveled extensively throughout the world, and has had a variety of successful careers, practicing law with one of the nation’s biggest firms, and working as an executive with Celestial Seasonings tea company. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two sons.

Steve McIntosh is an author, activist, and leader in the field of integral philosophy. The emerging integral perspective provides an enlarged understanding of the evolution of consciousness and culture, leading to realistic and pragmatic solutions to our growing global problems, both environmental and political.

The founders of integral philosophy include Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Alfred North Whitehead, and Ken Wilber. Although McIntosh was an original member of Ken Wilber’s Integral Institute, he has now become an independent voice in the integral movement, offering original insights as well as both praise and constructive critiques of Wilber’s work.

Integral philosophy affirms the values and goals of progressive spiritual culture, but also seeks to “transcend and include” the postmodern worldview of the “cultural creatives” through a sophisticated evolutionary perspective that reveals new insights about our world’s internal cultural ecosystem. Integral philosophy’s new “internal technology” can help us build the political will that will be required to effectively deal with the challenges of the 21st century.

About My Organization: The Project for Integral World Federation
Founded in 2004 by integral philosopher Steve McIntosh, The Project for Integral World Federation is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultural and political evolution. The organization’s primary activity is the hosting and promotion of the on-line petition entitled: A Declaration of the Value of Global Governance, found at:

Lynne McTaggart
Lynne McTaggart is one of the preeminent spokespersons on consciousness, the new physics and the science of spirituality. She is the award-winning journalist and author of five books, including the worldwide bestsellers The Intention Experiment and The Field, both considered seminal books of the New Age. Wayne Dyer called The Field “the most profound and enlightening book I have ever read.” Other plaudits have come from the late Arthur C. Clarke, Caroline Myss and some forty leaders in the field of science, consciousness and spirituality.

Lynne is editor of the Living The Field master class ( and runs highly popular conferences and workshops (, designed to help people adapt the ideas of the new scientific paradigm into their everyday lives.

As co-founder and editorial director of What Doctors Don’t Tell You (, she publishes newsletters that are among the most widely praised in the world. Lynne has spoken before many diverse audiences around the world and is regular on television and radio in many countries. She lives in London with her husband and business partner Bryan Hubbard and their two daughters.

Lynne is the architect of the Intention Experiments, a web -based “global laboratory,” involving an international consortium of prestigious scientists and thousands of people in countries around the world to test the power of intention to heal the world (

The study has conducted periodic large-scale experiments to determine whether the focused intention of her readers has an effect on scientifically quantifiable targets in various laboratories around the globe. These studies, in effect, constitute the largest mind-over-matter experiments in history.

Recently Lynne has been in discussion with philanthropic organizations, such as the Association for Global New Thought and the Unity church, to participate in a series of Peace Intention Experiments. It is planned that these experiments would test the power of group intention to lower violence in number of areas around the world noted for high levels of violence. It has been suggested that these studies be launched in September or October 2008, to tie in with the AGNT’s autumn peace initiative.

Deborah Moldow (SOSF Board)
Deborah Moldow, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, had an extensive early career in theatre that included leading roles in classic musicals. Deborah is currently the Representative to the United Nations of the World Peace Prayer Society, an international nonprofit organization promoting the prayer “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” She has led Peace Pole dedications and World Peace Prayer Ceremonies with the flags of all nations around the world.

At the United Nations, Deborah chaired the Values Caucus for five years and now co-chairs the International Day of Peace NGO Committee, serves on the bureau of the Committee of Religious NGOs, and facilitates the United Religions Initiative cooperation circle at the UN. She led a Young Leaders Initiative for Friends of the UN, and is pioneering a project to create and network Campus Peace Centers.

Deborah serves as an elected Trustee and Vice Chair of the URI Global Council. She is developing a pilot project for multifaith microcredit in three countries, as well as the Interfaith Cooperation and Resource Exchange (ICARE), and she recently co-founded a local URI cooperation circle, Unity Made Visible, in Westchester, NY. She also serves as a Board Member and Treasurer of the Source of Synergy Foundation, which brings visionary leaders in the movement of awakening consciousness together in retreats and journeys. Future plans include helping to lead the upcoming IONS Allies Consciousness Cruise in November 2008.

Rev. Deborah is an ordained Interfaith Minister.

James O’Dea
James O’Dea is the President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and a native of Ireland. The Institute of Noetic Sciences is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1973 by astronaut Edgar Mitchell. James O’Dea joined IONS in April 2003. He spent ten years as the Director of the Washington Office of Amnesty International, where he testified before Congress, met with two U.S. presidents and numerous foreign heads of state and government leaders, and represented Amnesty International to the State Department, the White House, and the World Conference on Human Rights. Subsequently, he spent five years as executive director of Seva, a non-profit organization dedicated to international health and development issues in Latin America, Asia, and on American Indian reservations. Seva is a Sanskrit word meaning service. James lived and worked in Turkey and Lebanon, and witnessed civil conflict and massacres, which influenced him deeply. He brings to IONS a sense of urgency about the issues the world currently faces, as well as an Irish sense of humor and love of language.

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) focus includes emerging paradigms, extended human capacities, and integral health and healing. Members contribute to lively discussion on these topics through our publications, community groups, international and regional conferences and our website. The mission of the Institute of Noetic Sciences is to advance the science of consciousness and human experience to serve individual and collective transformation.

The activities of IONS include scientific studies, publications and educational media, and community building. The 200-acre campus in Petaluma, California, includes a Retreat & Learning Center which hosts workshops, retreats, and educational activities dedicated to nurturing personal transformation, health, and interconnectedness with the environment.

James co-leads a series of dialogues funded by the Fetzer Institute called “Compassionate and Social Healing.” The dialogues bring together leaders and activists in a variety of fields related to human rights, peace, and social reconciliation initiatives.

James is a member of the World Wisdom Council. This council is a coalescing of Religious and Spiritual Leaders, Political Leaders, Non-Profit Organizations and Civil Society banding together to formulate a structure and support system that furthers the realization that we are one family of humankind. He lectures all over the world, and has essays published in numerous magazines and books including currently the Mystery of 2012 and Consciousness and Healing.

Carter Phipps
Carter Phipps is executive editor of What Is Enlightenment? magazine. In his eight years with WIE he has been responsible for some of its most in-depth investigative features, including the acclaimed “Is God A Pacifist?”, a philosophical analysis of war, peace, and non-violence, and the “The Real Evolution Debate,” a spiritual and scientific analysis of evolutionary worldviews.

Phipps is a speaker and educator and has presented on various themes covered in What Is Enlightenment? around the world. He represented the magazine at the invitation-only assembly of religious leaders at Montserrat, Spain, convened by the 2004 Parliament of the World’s Religions. Phipps has also led workshops and seminars exploring leading edge ideas in the new fields of collective intelligence and evolutionary spirituality.

Phipps received his BA in Business Economics from the University of Oklahoma, and worked as a computer engineer for a number of years. He currently lives with his wife in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts where he practices the Evolutionary Enlightenment teachings of Andrew Cohen.

Wendy Purcells (AGNT Board)
Wendy is a graduate of the Unity School of Christianity and was ordained in 1980. She is founder and CEO of The Unity Center, a 1,500-member spiritual community located in San Diego, California, in 1983. She has been a part of the Association for Global New Thought since 1999 and currently serves as Vice President. She participated in all three AGNT-sponsored “Synthesis Dialogues,” which brought together some of the world’s leading thinkers to dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet in Dharmsala, India in 1999 and in Italy in 2001 and 2004; and traveled to Istanbul, Turkey in November 2006 as part of the planning for the Abraham Path Initiative, in partnership with the Harvard Negotiation Project, to open up a pilgrimage route in the Middle East retracing the footsteps of the prophet Abraham. With a strong interest in Spiritually Motivated Social Action, Wendy & The Unity Center were instrumental in the early formation of the San Diego Department of Peace grassroots group in the fall of 2004. That initial group, Americans for the Department of Peace (AFDOP), now encompasses all of Southern California with The Unity Center providing ongoing support. In addition, Wendy serves on the board of the Foundation for Affordable Housing in San Juan Capistrano. Her service awards include the Gandhi Non-Violence Award from the Tariq Khamisa Foundation and induction into the Martin Luther King Jr. board of Preachers Hall of Fame.

Carolyn Rangel (The Chopra Foundation Board)
Carolyn Rangel has worked with Deepak Chopra for over a decade. Her prior corporate background includes Ernst and Young, Nestle, American Medical International, Josten’s Learning, and Anthony Robbins. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles. Her philanthropic efforts include the Chopra Foundation, Tijuana Emmanual Orphanage, Southern California Roadrunners–San Diego, and the Alliance for the New Humanity.

Rustum Roy (The Chopra Foundation Board)
Newsweek has accurately described Rustum Roy as “the leading contrarian” among U.S. scientists. The U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Technology, and Research gave him its only standing ovation in 16 years after one of his recent testimonies. Rustum Roy is the only practicing prominent American scientist who has studied and written critically about U.S. science policy from the inside. His criticisms of U.S. policy, regarded as far out a decade ago, are now called prescient. He calls himself a citizen-scientist trying to be a whole person.

Rustum Roy, on The Pennsylvania State University’s faculty for 60 years, is among the two or three leading materials scientists in the U.S. Author of over 1,000 papers with major contributions to real science from inventing the sol-gel process to glass ceramics to diamond films and nanocomposites and microwave and laser processing of materials. He is the senior-most member in the U.S. National Academy of Engineering specializing in (ceramic) materials–today one of the hottest fields in science. He has also been elected as a foreign member of the Swedish, Japanese, Indian, and Russian National Academies, and knighted by the Emperor of Japan.

When the history of postwar American higher education is written, Rustum Roy will be remembered as the most effective champion of interdisciplinarity and integrative learning. In materials science and engineering, the prototype of interdisciplinarity in the science disciplines, Roy not only established working models locally in both degree programs and research laboratories and led them to national prominence, but he led the campaign in the U.S. and abroad to institutionalize ‘materials’ as a permanent part of academia. His conferences, workshops, and committees all helped, but the establishment of a new professional society–the Materials Research Society–of which he was the principal architect, proved to be the most effective strategy.

A decade later, Roy launched a similar campaign, again starting locally, to institutionalize formally the bridge in American education across the widening chasm of C.P. Snow’s “Two Cultures.” He became the prime mover in the Science, Technology, and Society (STS) movement, which, between 1970 and 1990, had established itself on 100 university campuses and had a foothold in 2000 colleges and has successfully infiltrated into the K-12 system.

Rustum Roy, a lifelong dedicated radical Christian, was also intensely involved in reforming religious institutions, locally, nationally, and worldwide. The direction was always towards greater inclusively. He helped start the Sycamore Community, one of the oldest ecumenical house churches in the country, and was for 30 years on the board of the pioneering national ecumenical retreat center, Kirkridge. Since giving the prestigious Hibbert lectures in London, incorporating the insights of science and technology into the world’s religions, he has become a spokesman for a “radical pluralist” integration among the world’s religions and cultures.

What is most interesting about Rustum Roy is the breadth, not only of his interests, but his activities and achievements in each field. Perhaps the best way to gauge this breadth is to note the subjects of his well-known books (outside his science); science policy; sexual ethics; radioactive waste management; liturgies for small groups. He is as equally at home among the world’s leading theologians, clergy, artists, and healing “gurus” as he is among scientists/engineers from industry or academe, and among social reformers or activists in entrepreneurial business innovation.

Peter Russell
Peter Russell. M.A., D.C.S., is the author of 10 books and producer of two award winning videos. His work integrates Eastern and Western understandings of the mind, exploring their relevance to the world today and to humanity’s future. He has degrees in theoretical physics, experimental psychology, and computer science from the University of Cambridge, England. In India, he studied meditation and Eastern philosophy, and on his return took up research into the psychophysiology of meditation at the University of Bristol.

He was one of the first people to introduce human potential seminars into the corporate field, and for twenty years worked with major corporations on creativity, learning methods, stress management and personal development. His principal interest is the inner challenges of the times we are passing through. His books include The Global Brain, Waking Up in Time, and most recently From Science to God.

He is currently working on two new books. One on letting go, which brings together the various insights and discoveries from his own meditation work. It proposes that letting go is not something you do, but you can learn how to let it happen in just about any area of life. The second book presents a view of the cosmos in which consciousness is fundamental—and the ultimate source of what we perceive as space, time, and matter. Many have proposed this point of view from metaphysical perspectives, but he is arguing for this from conclusions in contemporary science, showing how they point to the very same picture.

In recent years, he has developed various fine-tunings to meditation practice which allow one to let go into profound stillness more easily, and am beginning to teach these in his workshops and retreats with very encouraging results. He is also working on a complete remake of my video The Global Brain.

Gerard Senehi (SOSF Board)
Gerard Senehi is a founding member of EnlightenNext, an educational nonprofit organization and global movement dedicated to the evolution of human consciousness and culture. In all his endeavors, Gerard is passionately engaged with others in his vision to actualize and define the leading edges of human culture and potential in order to find appropriate responses to the individual and global challenges that we face, together.

Fueled by this impulse to create the future, Gerard has also co-founded the OneVoice Coalition, is an active board member of the Source of Synergy Foundation, supports a Transformative Philanthropy Initiative, is engaged with bringing the topic of meaning and purpose into higher education and meets regularly with philanthropists and leaders to deepen the conversation of what’s needed most for the higher development of our culture. In all these endeavors he brings a burning interest in making the evolution of consciousness real and tangible to help bring about greater unity and achieve significant and measurable results.

Emily Squires (SOSF Board)
Emily Squires is a television director and writer. She has won 6 Emmys for directing “Sesame Street”, and a Writers Guild Award for Daytime Series (Guiding Light). Recently, she has produced documentaries on artist/philosopher Frederick Franck “The Art of Being Human” (Cine Golden Eagle, PBS) and “Five Masters of Meditation” (Hartley Films). She is on the Board of Friends of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, The Source of Synergy Foundation, and on the steering committee of The Coalition for OneVoice. An update of their book “Spiritual Places In and Around New York City” by Emily and her husband is coming out in June 2008.

Brian Swimme
The simplest ways of describing what I do is to tell you about a moment living in New York, studying with the cultural historian Thomas Berry. We were at the Broadway Diner drinking coffee and he said, “You scientists have this great story of the universe but you can’t hear the music. That’s where the spiritual traditions come in. Tell the new story but tell it with a feeling for the universe’s music.” That was 25 years ago and that’s pretty much what I’ve been trying to do with my life. Mostly this consists of teaching courses in “evolutionary cosmology” to graduate students in the humanities at the California Institute of Integral Studies, located in San Francisco.

Diane Williams (SOSF Board)
Diane Williams is the Founder and President of The Source of Synergy Foundation an organization committed to consciously synergizing individuals, organizations and efforts by tapping into the infinite source of the collective potential to serve as a positive force for global transformation. Ms. Williams served as first Chairperson of the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns (CSVGC) at the United Nations in New York. She also served as Co-Chair and Co-Founder of this committee at the United Nations in Geneva where it originated. She was the Co-Creator of the Sacred Place at the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development as well as the Co-Founder and Steering Committee member of the Coalition for One Voice. She also serves on a number of Global Councils of the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality and is a Senior Fellow at the Global Dialogue Institute. Ms. Williams was formally the Director of International and United Nations Affairs at the Interfaith Center of New York; International Consultant & UN Representative at the Temple of Understanding, Program Director of the Learning Alliance among other roles. She is currently a consultant with the NY Open Center.

Williams currently serves in leadership roles on various United Nations NGO committees including on the Executive Council as Chairperson Emeritus of the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns at the UN in NY, Council of the Spiritual Caucus, Council of the United Religions Initiative-UN and Co-Chair of the CSVGC-NY Spiritual Council for Global Challenges working group which strives to bring together members of the UN community interested in promoting more universal values, ethics and spirituality into United Nations policies, programs and decision making. This working group recently hosted a dinner and dialogue on Peace and Disarmament with the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Sergio de Queiroz Duarte and members of UN missions, agencies and NGOs. Williams is currently putting a great deal of her time and energy into The Source of Synergy Foundation and its current two projects: A journey to Greenland to bear witness to the affects of global warming and to awaken conscious global engagement and action around this global challenge and the July 2008 retreat for Evolutionary Leaders co-convened with The Chopra Foundation and The Association for Global New Thought.

Marianne Williamson
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. She has published ten books, five of which — including her newest The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife — have been New York Times Bestsellers. Her first book, A Return to Love, spent 35 weeks in the #1 slot on the New York Times Bestsellers list and is considered a classic must-read of the new spirituality. Marianne’s other books include Everyday Grace, A Woman’s Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America, The Gift of Change and Emma and Mommy Talk to God.

Marianne hosts a daily Course in Miracles radio program on Oprah and Friends network XM radio 156. Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose and The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch.

Marianne is a native of Houston, Texas. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. Today, Project Angel Food serves over 1,000 people daily. Marianne also co-founded The Peace Alliance, a grass roots campaign supporting legislation currently before Congress to establish a U. S. Department of Peace.

In December 2006, a NEWSWEEK magazine poll named Marianne Williamson one of the fifty most influential baby boomers.

Tom Zender (AGNT Board)
Tom is the former President & CEO of Unity, the largest of the New Thought communities. Unity is a trans-denominational spiritual movement that promotes peaceful living and raising collective global consciousness. A $35 million not-for-profit organization, Unity provides universal access to a 250-person prayer team plus, education, events, and publishing, including the well known Daily Word. Under Tom’s leadership from 2001 to 2006 Unity expanded its programs to serve over three million people of all faiths worldwide. Tom has extensive experience with board governance and operating leadership. He held management positions at General Electric, Honeywell and ITT, and was an officer in three publicly held corporations, one NYSE listed and two NASDAQ listed. He has been on several boards, including public and private corporations, and not-for-profit organizations. Tom holds a Business Administration degree from Ottawa University, with focus areas of leadership, marketing, and information technology.

Tom serves on the board of the Association for Global New Thought. He is instrumental in AGNT’s development of collective consciousness raising programs for sustainable global peace. Tom actively participates in the Abraham Reunion and the Harvard University Abraham Path Initiative for interfaith dialog, economic development and peacemaking in Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, and Israel. He represented the Association for Global New Thought and Unity at the 2004 World Parliament of Religions in Barcelona and hosted a panel for prayer and health in concert with Harvard Medical School, Duke Medical School, the Institute for Noetic Sciences (IONS), and others. Tom is a speaker at numerous events and conferences for expanding consciousness and peace, including The Alliance for the New Humanity. He has endorsed several books about consciousness and peace by authors such as Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Hawkins. Tom has started a Global Peace Initiative within his Unity of Tustin mystical community to raise the collective consciousness for sustainable world harmony. He also serves on two corporate boards, one NASDAQ listed and the other OTC listed, and is a member of the Forum for Corporate Directors.


Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R2 years ago

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Jeanne Rogers
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Kurt Valentine

Please sign this petition to help indigenous people fight for their rights and lives.

Kurt Valentine

Please sign this petition to help indigenous people fight for their rights and lives.

Alan P.
Alan P.9 years ago

As a forester, I recognize that my thoughts guide carbon and other atoms into configurations that they would not have otherwise. Each tree I grow has potential just as each child does. We need to find ways of recognizing this potential and allowing the interplay of events to bring "beneficial" order from the chaos we are plunging Earth toward. I welcome collective thought to blend these potentials for the good of all.

Yet the efforts of dedicated individuals have done more to limit these potentials than to help them. I pray that we can reawaken the basic knowledge of biology in our youth. This knowledge develops as a language in children who live close to the land without structure. We have allowed the destruction of these normal connections by those who would profit from this loss.

Time is running out for sustainable solutions. I lay the problem squarely at the feet of the highest banking and currency creation institutions. Efforts to reduce violence need to target those who limit currency for profit.
Alan Page

Leah Pettepiece
Leah Pettepiece9 years ago

Email from a small blue planet:

Desperately seeking anyone willing to listen.
This is mother earth calling humanity…is there anyone out there? Repeat…is anyone there?
You have sacked my treasures, burned my kingdoms, soured my waters, maimed, injured and utterly laid waste my vast resources…
Is anyone there…
You have wreaked havoc on my sacred forests and set traps and snares to catch my prized animals. You have shot pure acid into my atmosphere and generated tons of toxic wastes that will not be diluted even a million years from now…my veins, the rivers of this planet are tainted with every poisonous thing known to man.
Are you hearing me?
You have put wealth and fast moving machines ahead of the sacredness of life and family, neglect, poverty and illness run unchecked through my humankind.
You have justified wars without cause, and hatred without basis, you have turned a blind eye to the starving, the destitute, the old and the infirm. You have raise up generations that have no value for life, who see no sacredness even in the breath of their own parents or children, you have allowed the massacre of millions simply because they live in places you never heard of and have no interest in.
Are you there? You can't hide you know I hear your ever breathe! You can't run away, you can't escape the TRUTH of what you have done.
I gave you speech in the hopes that you would become the keepers of my kingdoms and that you show respect to she who bor

Santhan N.
Santhan N10 years ago

My understanding is that these folk are coming together regardless of titles, judgment or personal interest for the purpose of joining the global movement towards bringing coherence, harmony, peace and well being to all of life. Perhaps a simple blessing from the heart or good will towards their work is more aligned to our nature, rather than criticism. I'm happy to see the emergence of such a possibility and wish to see concept soar.

Oceans of Love