The ADVISORY COUNCIL consists of:
Lynn Andrews, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Riane Eisler, Marilyn Ferguson, Shakti Gawain, Louise Hay, Hazel Henderson, Jetsun Pema, Hanne Strong to mention a few
A Woman of Vision and Action is one who practices compassion, courage and spirit-infused action in her daily life and in fulfilling her life purpose. She honors all life, sustained and supported by planet Earth. She respects all differences in life, with sensitivity and understanding. She works towards the resolution of disputes personally, nationally and globally through dialogue and mediation. She holds the space for healing in difficult situations, thinking the best for herself and others. She aspires towards a positive attitude and willingness to affirm positive outcomes and works toward positive solutions in all situations. She honors the sacredness of ALL life and the gifts of diversity in ethnic, racial, religious backgrounds, beliefs and ideologies. She embraces all children in the world and seeks to create a world where they can thrive.
WE BELIEVE in the qualities of compassion and courage.
WE BELIEVE spirit-based social action can change the world.
WE BELIEVE in the creative ability of all people as part of one human family, who are united in one global community.
WE BELIEVE in the right of all individuals to a healthy, safe and productive life.
WE BELIEVE in the positive uses of technology for peace, information services, communication and cooperation for ALL people.
WE BELIEVE in the methods of dialogue and mediation to resolve disputes both personal and global.
WE BELIEVE that all children deserve a world where they can thrive.
Lynn Andrews, has written 18 books, currently published in 12 languages. Her books include Medicine Woman (now in its 39th printing), Jaguar Woman, Woman at the Edge of Two Worlds: The Spiritual Journey Through Menopause and Dark Sister: A Sorcerer's Love Story. She is also the author of The Power Deck: The Cards of Wisdom. Lynn Andrews.com
Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, psychiatrist, author of The Millionth Circle, The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman, Ring of Power, Crossing to Avalon, and Close to the Bone. She is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California Medical Center, an internationally known lecturer, a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, a Fellow and former member of the Board of Trustees of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, and a former Board member of the International Transpersonal Association. She founded and co-chaired Psychiatrists for ERA, which was a major influence within psychiatry in the early 1980's, that evolved into the Association for Women in Psychiatry.
Carina Courtright, serves on the Boards of The New York Interfaith
Center, The Temple of Understanding, The Mexican Cultural Institute, and The Board of Regents of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. She is the Founder and President of Crescentera, a non-profit corporation committed to the preservation of traditions and values that promote a respectful relationship between humanity and the natural world through the production and sponsorship of film, music, publishing and major conference events.
Cathy Lee Crosby, Actress who has starred in over 60 films, Author of Let the Magic Begin, named Special Ambassador to Children for the United Nations and was a member of the Congressional Awards Board of Directors.
Riane Eisler, is respected, quoted, admired, and emulated by readers all over the world. She is the author of the bestselling The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future; and Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth; and the Politics of the Body. She is the co-director of the Center for Partnership Studies in Pacific Grove, California. The Center for Partnership Studies.com
Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, has dedicated her life to helping the people of her war-torn homeland. Through the Princess Elizabeth Foundation, she has raised funds for medical supplies and medical missions to Serbia and has smuggled supplies across the Hungarian border. Princess Elizabeth Foundation.org
Marilyn Ferguson, as the author of the influential bestseller The Aquarian Conspiracy, and publisher of Brain/Mind Bulletin, she has for the past two decades been one of the foremost philosophers and chroniclers of the holistic movement, during a period when holism has risen like a bright shining star in the early evening sky.
Shakti Gawain, is a pioneer in the field of personal growth and consciousness. Her many bestselling books have sold more than six million copies in thirty languages worldwide. For more than 20 years, Shakti has lead workshops internationally, and has facilitated thousands of individuals in developing greater awareness, balance, and wholeness in their lives. Shakti Gawain.com & New World Library
Louise Hay, is known as one of the founders of the self-help movement. Her first book, Heal Your Body, was published in 1976, long before it was fashionable to discuss the connection between the mind and body and has been published in 30 different countries and 23 different languages. She is the founder of Hay House Publishing. Hay House.com
Hazel Henderson, Ph.D., is a futurist and lecturer, the author of six books, a worldwide syndicated columnist, and a consultant on sustainable development. Her editorials appear in 27 languages and more than 400 newspapers syndicated by InterPress Service, Rome, New York, and Washington DC. Hazel Henderson.com
Valerie Hunt, Ph.D., was the first researcher in the 1950's to establish neuromuscular patterns of anxiety and anger. Currently her research is uncovering dimensions of the dynamic transactions between humans and the environment elucidating human behaviors, emotions, health, illness and disease. She has authored 6 books, 25 research articles. BioEnergy Fields Foundation
Nancy Larson-Rivard, Founded Airline Ambassadors in 1997 to inspire others to travel in service to humanity and use their vacation time to bring compassion into action. She has been recognized by the US Congress, the United Nations (1997), the World Peace Prayer Day, Woman of the Year Award, and Ambassador of Peace Award
Henrietta Mann, Ph.D, nationally recognized Indian scholar, is Professor of Native American Studies and the current holder of Montana State University's Endowed Chair in Native American Studies. Montana State University-Bozeman.
Montana State University-Bozeman
Mary Manin Morrissey serves as the founder and spiritual leader of Living Enrichment Center, headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon, on 95 forested acres. The Center serves more than 3,000 people weekly, with radio outreach to more than 80 countries. Mary is the author of Building Your Fields of Dreams and No Less Than Greatness. Living Enrichment Center
Debra Deanne Olson co-produced and fundraised for the Global Peace Initiative, a peace summit of women and spiritual leaders held in Geneva, Switzerland in Oct. 2002, the Documentary of the Millennium Peace Summit at the UN in 2000 and is fundraiser and advisor for The International Women's Foundation for Earth Restoration and The Summit. She also serves as co-chair with Lindsay Wagner on the Women's Wisdom Council for the futuristic project, The Children's Global Village. Deeply concerned about our future, Debra is determined to help birth a new economic paradigm based on sustainability. She is committed to bringing light and attention to solutions and leaders that can facilitate transformation and change.
Salle Merrill Redfield, author of the book, The Joy of Meditating and the author and guide of the audiotapes, The Joy of Meditating, The Celestine Meditations, and Meditations for The Tenth Insight. She lectures internationally with her husband, James Redfield, about the evolving spiritual consciousness.
Jetsun Pema, Sister of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, is Director of the Tibetan Children's Village, a self-contained integrated community with family homes for children, schooling facilities and vocational training centers. It includes four villages, five residential schools, eight day schools, ten day-care centers, three old-people's homes, two handicraft centers, a technical school, two farm projects and two youth hostels. Tibetan Children's Village
Ann Rockefeller Roberts, Founder and President, Fund for the Four Directions focuses on the revitalization of the lifeways and cultures of Native Americans of North America, with a strong emphasis on language restoration and intergenerational collaboration. Fund for the Four Directions
Elisabet Sahtouris, Ph.D, is an evolution biologist, futurist, author, speaker and consultant on Living Systems Design. Her books include: Biology Revisioned. A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us, and EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution. She is a citizen of the United States and of Greece and travels as a speaker in North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Sahtouris.com and Life Web
Hanne Strong is the President of the Manitou Foundation and Manitou Institute, which supports a number of spiritual and environmental projects. She is the Founder of the largest and most established Interfaith Community in North America, Founder of Earth Restoration Corps and Co-Founder of The International Women’s Foundation for Earth Restoration. In addition, Hanne has founded numerous non-profit organizations for Native Americans, handicapped and homeless children and has worked extensively with Native Americans and other indigenous peoples in their struggle for the preservation of their spiritual and cultural values.
Ellen Schwartz, co-author of Taking Back our Lives in the Age of Corporate Dominance, Founder and Executive Director of Invest in Kids, an organization that provides scholarships and mentors to low-income, at-risk youth. She was the recipient of the Thread of Hope Award in 1996 and the Women of Achievement Community and Human Services Award in 1997.
Alison Van Dyk, Director, Transpersonal Sand Play Therapy Center is an independent counseling center for children and families in Greenwich, CT. For the past 16 years the Center has been providing therapy for children and families in the Tri-State area. She has dual Masters Degrees in Clinical Psychology and Transpersonal Psychology (see her website at Sand Play.Net). Since 1967, Alison has served on the Board of the Temple of Understanding, North America's oldest interfaith organization, and currently serves as the Executive Vice President of the Board.
Sirah Vettese, Ph.D., is a practicing counselor, health educator, writer, seminar leader and author of best-selling audio programs. She is the co-author of LIFEMATES, The Love Fitness Program For A Lasting Relationship, and author of What Happened to the Prince I Married: Spiritual Healing for Wounded Love.
Diana von Welanetz Wentwort is an author and the Founder of the Inside Edge. She is the author of six books with her late husband, Paul von Welanetz, and co-author with Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen of the bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul Cookbook. Her latest book is entitled, Send Me Someone, A True Story of Love Here and Hereafter. Inside Edge Foundation
Marianne Williamson, is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer and the Spiritual Leader of the Church of Today, Unity in Warren, Michigan. Her books include: Enchanted Love: The Mystical Power of Intimate Relationships, Healing of America, Illuminated Prayer, A Return to Love, A Woman's Worth, and Illuminata. She is the Founder of the Global Renaissance Alliance, an organization dedicated to all citizens and their reclamation of their place in the democratic and political process. Marianne.com