Volume 12, Number 2 – 8/30/09

Volume 12, Number 2 – 8/30/09PUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT


Former senator and presidential candidate Gary Hart has said “Even for those of us who have known John Petersen over the years, his insights into our revolutionary age still are enlightening, and often astonishing. As the Paul Revere of the early 21st century, his message is: The Future is Here! He is a visionary with an ethical dimension and a too little known national asset. This deceptively short essay is a primer for an explosive future that is already upon us. It should be required reading for the next President.”


PUNCTUATIONS
by John L. Petersen

The indicators continue to suggest that significant disruption is on our horizon, the question is when. This morning the White House just upped the projected budget deficit for the next decade $2 trillion to $9 trillion. My guess is that we’ll be printing well over $3 trillion in new money in just this year and so the longer term projection is certain to grow.

Chris Martenson says that as many as two thousand bank failures are on the way in the next year or so. One problem? The FDIC doesn’t have enough money to back them all up. Across the Atlantic, the German government is preparing for what they believe could be the second round of the credit collapse in the first two quarters of 2010: a collapse of many more home loans of all types as well as those of the commercial industry, which could paralyze the world econo-financial system as it almost did (in fact did, for some time) during the collapse of the U.S. banking behemoths.

There are many other indicators like big food problems in the US and China and swine flu. When you look into it, the issues are structural and systemic in the financial and energy systems. Looks to me that big change is inevitable.

The point is not to get you depressed anymore than a weather forecaster tracking an incoming hurricane is trying to generate moroseness. The idea is to encourage you to act – to change your behavior. And if I don’t give you a sense of the magnitude of what is coming, then I’ve done you a distinct disservice.

The Web is full of sites that will help you think about practical near-term sustenance solutions. After you’ve stocked up, in general, you can’t go it alone. It comes down to community – people helping friends and neighbors. That’s always where the most important support comes from for those who take the brunt of the storm.

A larger question might be about whether all of this change is related in some way to a larger reorganization or shift on this planet in how we live. Well, I think so, and again, there are many sources that have been talking about this coming change for quite some time.

I’m guessing this is about an evolutionary jump for our species – a really big deal. If that idea interests you, I can suggest a couple of books. Nancy Seifer and Martin Vieweg have written a wonderful summary of what many sources have said is going on: When the Soul Awakens: The Path to Spiritual Evolution and a New World Era. Then there’s The Third Millennium by Ken Carey. It’s been around for a while, but reads like it was written yesterday; if you buy the ideas, they will certainly change the way you look at things.

More next issue.


FUTURE FACTS – FROM THINK LINKS

DID YOU KNOW THAT…

Scientists are currently hard at work genetically engineering new strains of mosquitoes that are poor hosts for diseases such as malaria, dengue and yellow fever.Looking for a new vacation destination? How about a boat tour where visitors can see some of the most spectacular shipwrecks through a camera attached to a remotely operated vehicle?A new kind of rocket fuel which has the consistency of toothpaste could potentially be manufactured off-planet in remote space outposts.In the area perhaps most fraught with potential conflict – money – people gravitate toward their polar opposite in choosing a life partner.
INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE

Forget Teens: Gamers Are 35, Overweight – And Sad, CDC Says – (Wired – August 23, 2009)
The average gamer, far from being a teen, is a 35-year-old man who is overweight, aggressive, introverted and often depressed, according to a report out this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study also showed that when children and teenagers become game players, a trend toward physical inactivity and corresponding health problems extends and exacerbates into adulthood. “Among researchers, there is growing concern and uncertainty about the health consequences of video game playing,” the CDC reported. “Given the ubiquity of video games – industry estimates suggest that they are played in 65% of American households – these concerns may be justified.” The CDC also pointed out that of online gamers aged 8 to 34, nearly 12% showed multiple signs of addiction.


NEW REALITIES

New Exoplanet Orbits Backwards
Recognition by Mainstream Science that Mayan Calendar Has    Meaning

New Exoplanet Orbits Backwards – (BBC News – August 12, 2009)
Astronomers have discovered the first planet that orbits in the opposite direction to the spin of its star. Planets form out of the same swirling gas cloud that creates a star, so they are expected to orbit in the same direction that the star rotates. The new planet is thought to have been flung into its “retrograde” orbit by a close encounter with either another planet or with a passing star. The gas giant is about twice the size of Jupiter, but has about half the mass. This bloatedness might also be rooted in the close encounter that changed the planet’s direction.

Recognition by Mainstream Science that Mayan Calendar Has Meaning – (Mayan Majix – August 06, 2009)
While many professional Mayanists have worked with elucidating the structure of the calendar system of the ancient Maya, there has always been a resistance to acknowledging that there might be a reality behind these energies. Hence, even though it may not have been said so directly, these cosmic energies have often been regarded as superstitions. Now however a shift in attitude seems to be occurring. At an international conference in Systems Theory at the University of Liege in Belgium, Professor Tadeja Jere Lazanski won the award for best scientific paper at the conference for “Systems Thinking: Ancient Maya’s Evolution of Consciousness and Modern Systems Thinking.” The paper outlines the nine levels of evolution that are developed according to the Mayan calendar system and places them in the context of Systems Theory.


GENETICS/HEALTH TECHNOLOGY

Child Leukemia Genes Revealed
Ultra-tiny Bees Target Tumors
Needle Patch Lends Credence to the Promise: “This Won’t Hurt a Bit”
Collaborative Works Leads to Food Borne Illness Vaccine
Cell Reproduction Research May Point To ‘Off Switch’ For Cancer


Child Leukemia Genes Revealed – (BBC News – August 16, 2009)
Genetic flaws that increase the risk of the most common form of childhood leukemia have been uncovered by British scientists. The three variants each raise the risk by between 30% and 60%, said the Institute of Cancer Research team. But they stressed that other things, such as childhood infections, may also play a role.

Ultra-tiny Bees Target Tumors – (CNN – August 18, 2009)
They’re called “nanobees,” and they’re not insects — they’re tiny particles designed to destroy cancer cells by delivering a synthesized version of a toxin called melittin that is found in bees. “Melittin, which would otherwise result in substantial destruction of your red blood cells and other normal tissues if it were delivered intravenously alone, is completely safe when it’s on a nanoparticle,” said Dr. Samuel Wickline, director of the Siteman Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence at Washington University in St. Louis. Nanotechnology encompasses a wide array of innovations that make use of structures that are 100 nanometers or smaller. There have already been two approved cancer treatments on the market that make use of nanoparticles: one for ovarian cancer and another for breast cancer.

Needle Patch Lends Credence to the Promise: “This Won’t Hurt a Bit” – (Scientific American – August 21, 2009)
A new skin patch lined with short needles, each the width of just a few strands of hair, may soon grant squeamish patients a reprieve as well as a relatively simple opportunity to take matters into their own hands. The innovation could eliminate the pain and fear of getting shots, researchers say, and it could also make future vaccines and medical treatments safer, more effective and easier to self-administer. Preliminary work with diabetics has found the patch can deliver insulin successfully and with less pain than a hypodermic.

Collaborative Works Leads to Food Borne Illness Vaccine – (Washington Post – August 24, 2009)
Campylobacter is the leading cause of global food borne illness. The pathogen is responsible for more than two million cases in the United States and several hundred million worldwide, each year. The infection can be difficult to treat because of widespread antibiotic resistance. The Campylobacter infection was discovered in the late 1970s, but many researchers stopped studying it because the pathogen was impervious to genetic manipulation. Dr. Patricia Guerry, a molecular microbiologist, began her work in the 1980s and over time created new research tools that allowed her to identify the pathogen’s unique genetic, biochemical and structural features. This led her to the development of a vaccine that neutralizes the bacteria’s ability to attach to the intestinal lining. The vaccine candidate successfully protected against infection in monkeys during testing last year and is slated for human clinical trials.

Cell Reproduction Research May Point To ‘Off Switch’ For Cancer – (Science Daily – August 24, 2009)
Cancer cells divide uncontrollably and can move from one part of the body to another and undergo dramatic shifts in shape when they do so, said Aaron DeWard, an MSU cell and molecular biology doctoral candidate who published his research recently in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. DeWard and senior investigator Art Alberts, investigated proteins called formins that help determine the shape of a cell during division and movement. They have identified a new mechanism for regulation of formins, a type of protein, during cell division. “A lot of work has been done on how to get these proteins to work, but not when to stop working,” he said. “We identified the way in which these proteins get flagged for destruction.”


DISCOVERIES ENABLED BY NEW TECHNOLOGY

A Graveyard of Ships Found off Sweden; Tours to be Offered – (Canada East – August 10, 2009)
In the murky waters of the Baltic Sea, protected from the shipworm that destroys wooden wrecks in saltier oceans, some 20,000 shipwrecks have been found – half of them in Swedish waters – dating back to as far as the Viking age. Researchers believe as many as 80,000 more could still be waiting to be discovered. Marine archeologist Niklas Eriksson and his colleagues plan to offer boat tours where visitors can see some of the most spectacular wrecks through a camera attached to a remotely operated vehicle. The idea is modeled on a shipwreck tour in Lake Champlain, in Vermont, that uses the same technology. The boats would have flat-screen TVs installed, and the story of each shipwreck site would be told through 3D animations and old sea charts.


ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

Antarctic Glacier Thinning Fast
India’s Water Use Unsustainable
Climate Gun? Warming Oceans Set off Methane
Our Water Supply – Down the Drain
Will There Be a ‘Perfect Storm’ in 2030?


Antarctic Glacier Thinning Fast – (BBC News – August 13, 2009)
One of the largest glaciers in Antarctica is thinning four times faster than it was 10 years ago, according to research. A study of satellite measurements of Pine Island glacier in west Antarctica reveals the surface of the ice is now dropping at a rate of up to 16m a year. Since 1994, the glacier has lowered by as much as 90m, which has serious implications for sea-level rise.

India’s Water Use Unsustainable – (BBC News – August 13, 2009)
Parts of India are on track for severe water shortages, according to results from Nasa’s gravity satellites. In the country’s north-west – including Delhi – the water table is falling by about 1.6 inches per year. Rainfall has not changed and water use is too high, mainly for farming. The finding was published two days after an Indian government report warning of a potential water crisis. That report noted that access to water was one of the main factors governing the pace of development in the world’s second most populous nation.

Climate Gun? Warming Oceans Set off Methane (Greenbang – August 14, 2009)
Researchers have found that a warming Arctic current over the past 30 years has triggered the release of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from methane hydrates stored in sediment below the seabed. The research team has found that more than 250 plumes of bubbles of methane gas are rising from the seabed of the West Spitsbergen continental margin in the Arctic, in a depth range of 150 to 400 meters. The survey was designed to work out how much methane might be released by future ocean warming; it did not expect to discover such strong evidence that this process has already started. Methane hydrates are an ice-like substance composed of water and methane which is stable in conditions of high pressure and low temperature. At present, methane hydrates are stable at water depths greater than 400 meters in the ocean off Spitsbergen. Thirty years ago, however, they were stable at water depths of 360 meters.

Our Water Supply – Down the Drain – (Washington Post – August 21, 2009)
In the United States, we constantly fret about running out of oil. But we should be paying more attention to another limited natural resource: water. A water crisis is threatening many parts of the country — not just the arid West. Our growing population is putting a huge strain on our water resources, but another problem comes in something that sounds relatively benign: renewable energy, at least in some forms, such as biofuels. Refining one gallon of ethanol requires four gallons of water. This turns out to be a drop in the bucket compared with how much water it takes to grow enough corn to refine one gallon of ethanol: as much as 2,500 gallons.

Will There Be a ‘Perfect Storm’ in 2030? – (BBC News _ August 24, 2009)
As the world’s population grows, competition for food, water and energy will increase. Food prices will rise, more people will go hungry, and migrants will flee the worst-affected regions. That’s the premise at the core of the warning from John Beddington, the UK government’s chief scientific adviser, of a possible crisis in 2030. Specifically, he points to research indicating that by 2030 “a whole series of events come together”: the world’s population will rise from 6bn to 8bn (33%), demand for food will increase by 50%, demand for water will increase by 30% and demand for energy will increase by 50%. He foresees each problem combining to create a “perfect storm” in which the whole is bigger, and more serious, than the sum of its parts.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

IBM Uses DNA to Make Next-gen Microchips
KroneHit Blasts Mosquitoes
CBS to Run Video Ad in Print Magazine


IBM Uses DNA to Make Next-gen Microchips – (Reuters – August 16, 2009)
As chipmakers compete to develop ever-smaller chips at cheaper prices, designers are struggling to cut costs. Artificial DNA nanostructures, or “DNA origami” may provide a cheap framework on which to build tiny microchips. “This is the first demonstration of using biological molecules to help with processing in the semiconductor industry,” IBM research manager Spike Narayan said. “Basically, this is telling us that biological structures like DNA actually offer some very reproducible, repetitive kinds of patterns that we can leverage in semiconductor processes,” he said.

KroneHit Blasts Mosquitoes – (Radio World – August 12, 2009)
Vienna, Austria-based music station KroneHit is offering listeners an unusual summer prize – a mosquito-free environment. Since mid-July, the station has embedded a 14,850 Hz tone in its audio signal in an effort to discourage mosquitoes from biting its listeners within a radius of five meters around the radio. The tone imitates the buzzing of a female mosquito, discouraging other female mosquitoes from approaching. The 14,850 Hz tone corresponds to a 27th harmonic of a mosquito’s hum (550 Hz), making it imperceptible to human ears. It does not work if you wear headphones so that the mosquitoes cannot also hear the radio.

CBS to Run Video Ad in Print Magazine – (Associated Press – August 19, 2009)
An upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly’s print edition will be embedded with a video player that will run ads for CBS shows and Pepsi. The ad comes in a heavy-paper package resembling the kind of novelty greeting cards that make noises. A roughly two-inch screen starts playing automatically as the page flips open. A speaker is embedded below it. CBS won’t say how much it is paying for the spread, (the estimate is in the low teens per copy) but the idea behind these new experiments is generally to charge a premium for advertising that has more potential to catch readers’ attention. The video inserts will appear in some copies of the fall TV preview issue mailed to subscribers in New York and Los Angeles.


AUGMENTED/ ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

BEAR Robot Roars to the Rescue
Gentle Robot Improves Cancer Surgery


BEAR Robot Roars to the Rescue – (CNet News – August 22, 2009)
While unmanned air vehicles are putting pilots out of business, a new U.S. Army-funded robot could do the same for rescuers and stevedores. The humanoid BEAR (Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot) can locate victims in a mine shaft, battlefield, toxic spill, or earthquake-damaged structure. And then it can lift them up and then carry them over long distances to safety, according to the manufacturer Vecna Robotics. And it does this without risking any more lives.

Gentle Robot Improves Cancer Surgery – (TG Daily – August 24, 2009)
Malignant tissue is usually stiffer than the surrounding tissue. After using scanning techniques such as MRI and CT, surgeons use gentle pressure (palpation) to confirm where the tumor is, or to locate further tumors. In MIS – minimally invasive surgery, or keyhole surgery – this can be tricky. Canadian researchers say that a newly developed robot can detect tumor tissue in half the time, and with 40% more accuracy than humans.


ENERGY DEVELOPMENTS

Forget Gas, Batteries – Pee Is New Power Source
New Battery Could Change World, One House at a Time


Forget Gas, Batteries – Pee Is New Power Source – (MSNBC – July 8, 2009)
Urine-powered cars, homes and personal electronic devices could be available in six months with new technology developed by scientists from Ohio University. Using a nickel-based electrode, the scientists can create large amounts of cheap hydrogen from urine that could be burned or used in fuel cells. “One cow can provide enough energy to supply hot water for 19 houses,” said Gerardine Botte, a professor at Ohio University. “Soldiers in the field could carry their own fuel.” Pee power is based on hydrogen, the most common element in the universe but one that has resisted efforts to produce, store, transport and use economically.

New Battery Could Change World, One House at a Time – (Daily Herald – April 4, 2009)
Ceramatec Co. has produced what could be the single most important breakthrough for clean, alternative energy since Socrates first noted solar heating 2,400 years ago. The convergence of two key technologies – solar power and deep-storage batteries – has profound implications. The new battery is a chunk of solid sodium metal mated to a sulphur compound by an extraordinary, paper-thin ceramic membrane. The battery would deliver a continuous flow of 5 kilowatts of electricity over four hours, with 3,650 daily discharge/recharge cycles over 10 years. With the batteries expected to sell in the neighborhood of $2,000, that translates to less than 3 cents per kilowatt hour over the battery’s life. Conventional power from the grid typically costs in the neighborhood of 8 cents per kilowatt hour.


GLOBAL EPIDEMIC

Battling Swine Flu in Cyberspace
Coroners Reject Plea over vCJD
Engineering Mosquitoes to Spread Less Disease without Boosting    Virulence


Battling Swine Flu in Cyberspace – (BBC News – August 13, 2009)
Like many other nations, the Netherlands is battling swine flu on many fronts. And it has one unusual weapon to call on – an on-line videogame designed by experts at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam. Dubbed “The Great Flu”, the game is based on the threat that the emergence of a new flu virus and its rapid spread across the globe would pose to humanity. Players face tough choices because starting funds are limited to £2bn. Sweeping actions such as closing airports, beefing up research and isolating sick individuals do not come cheaply. Strategy is key.

Coroners Reject Plea over vCJD – (BBC News – August 19, 2009)
The human variant of “mad cow disease”, vCJD, arose in the population in the 1980s as a result of eating beef from cattle infected with BSE. Since then in the UK, 164 people have died of the disease, however scientists still do not know how many people could be carrying the disease without showing any symptoms. The body responsible for advising ministers on the told the government two years ago that it was important to find out how many people were silently carrying the infection. The only reliable way of doing that, they said, would be to ask coroners to test the brain and spleen of young people during autopsies so that they could be tested for the presence of the infectious agent-known as a prion. Coroners are refusing to test for an infection which causes vCJD – despite government pleas that it could help protect the public.

Engineering Mosquitoes to Spread Less Disease without Boosting Virulence – (Scientific American – August 21, 2009)
Scientists around the world are currently hard at work genetically engineering new strains of mosquitoes that are poor hosts for diseases such as malaria, dengue and yellow fever, in the hopes of cutting down the spread of these germs. New research suggests, however, that although these insects might succeed in reducing the number of infections, they might also inadvertently boost the severity of remaining ones.


NANOTECHNOLOGY

Deaths, Lung Damage Linked to Nanoparticles in China – (News Daily – August 19, 2009)
Seven young Chinese women suffered permanent lung damage and two of them died after working for months without proper protection in a paint factory using nanoparticles, Chinese researchers reported. They said the study is the first to document health effects of nanotechnology in humans, although animal studies in the past have shown nanoparticles could damage the lungs of rats. A U.S. government expert said the study was more a demonstration of industrial hazards than any evidence that nanoparticles pose more of a risk than other chemicals. Nanotechnology is used in products like sporting goods, tires, electronics, cosmetics and surface coatings and has a projected annual market of around $1 trillion by 2015.


TERRORISM, SECURITY AND THE FUTURE OF WARFARE

Whale-Detecting Cameras Might Spot Bad Guys in Jungles – (Wired – August 24, 2009)
The “all-seeing” eyes of the world’s most advanced military forces really aren’t that all-seeing. Even with the rapid advancements in drones, radars, infrared and electro-optical sensors and “change-detecting” computer algorithms, it’s still possible to hide under jungle tree canopy. The U.S. military is developing pricey “penetrating” radars that might be able to peer through tree cover. But one tiny company thinks they can do it, for cheap. Advanced Coherent Technologies, is developing a sensor system that uses multiple cameras, each tuned to different wavelengths, to view the same spot. The “Multi-Spectral Imaging” system is meant for spotting submerged whales from an orbiting Navy drone, in order to make sure no marine animals are present when ships and submarines conduct potentially harmful sonar training. But it can also be used for finding “a terrorist camp hidden in the interior of a jungle,” according to the company’s website.


CONTACT AND THE EXPLORATION OF SPACE

New NASA Rocket Fuel Could be Made on Moon, Mars
Galaxies Demand a Stellar Recount


New NASA Rocket Fuel Could be Made on Moon, Mars – (The Register – August 24, 2009)
NASA, in a joint venture with US air force boffins, has tested a new kind of rocket fuel which has the consistency of toothpaste and could potentially be manufactured off-planet in remote space outposts. Its inventors say it is also less environmentally damaging than some current rocket fuels when used within Earth’s atmosphere, and could be more powerful too. The new wonder-paste is composed of aluminium powder and ordinary water ice, and is known as Al-ice or ALICE. The clever bit is that the aluminium powder is extremely fine – “nanoscale” fine – giving it much greater surface area and letting it react with the water much more vigorously. An ALICE-fuelled rocket was flight tested in Indiana earlier this month, apparently, reaching thrust of 650 pounds as it soared into the sky.

Galaxies Demand a Stellar Recount – (Science Daily – August 20, 2009)
For decades, astronomers have gone about their business of studying the cosmos with the assumption that stars of certain sizes form in certain quantities. In other words, the proportion of small to big stars was thought to be fixed. For every star 20 or more times as massive as the sun, for example, there should be 500 stars with the sun’s mass or less. This belief, based on years of research, has been tipped on its side with new data from NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer.


DEMOGRAPHICS

I Say Spend. You Say No. We’re in Love.
The New American Dream: Renting
Is the US on the Brink of Fascism?


I Say Spend. You Say No. We’re in Love. – (NY Times – August 15, 2009)
Despite the old saying “opposites attract,” scholars have found that in almost every way imaginable, people tend to choose mates who look, sound and act as they do. But in the area perhaps most fraught with potential conflict – money – somehow, some way, people gravitate toward their polar opposite, a new study says. “Spendthrifts” and “tightwads” (which, as it turns out, are actual academic terms) tend to marry the other. Unfortunately, these dichotomized duos report unhappier marriages than people with more similar attitudes toward spending.

The New American Dream: Renting – (Wall Street Journal – August 15, 2009)
For most Americans, until the recent past, home ownership was a dream and the pile of rent receipts was the reality. From 1900, when the census first started gathering data on home ownership, through 1940, fewer than half of all Americans owned their own homes. Home ownership rates actually fell in three of the first four decades of the 20th century. But from that point on forward (with the exception of the 1980s, when interest rates were staggeringly high), the percentage of Americans living in owner-occupied homes marched steadily upward. Today more than two-thirds of Americans own their own homes. Yet the story of how the dream became a reality is not one of independence, self-sufficiency, and entrepreneurial pluck. It’s a different kind of American story, of government, financial regulation, and taxation. We are a nation of homeowners and home-speculators because of Uncle Sam.

Is the US on the Brink of Fascism? – (AlterNet – August 07, 2009)
According to historian Robert Paxton mature democracies turn fascist by a recognizable process, a set of five stages that may be the most important family resemblance that links all the whole motley collection of 20th Century fascisms together. Paxton defines fascism as “a system of political authority and social order intended to reinforce the unity, energy, and purity of communities in which liberal democracy stands accused of producing division and decline.” The article lays out Paxton’s five stages and links them to developments in the US.


ECONOMIC INDICATORS

U.S. Homeowners Cut Asking Prices $27.8 Billion
Blog “UrbanSurvival”


U.S. Homeowners Cut Asking Prices $27.8 Billion – (Bloomberg – August 14, 2009)
The combined value of reductions in home prices in the year through July 1, 2009 was $27.1 billion according to Trulia, Inc., a San Francisco-based real estate data provider. Owners slashed home prices by 15% in Nevada. Price reductions were14% in Idaho and 13% in Hawaii. Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Illinois had the highest number of home price reductions totaling 33% of the total listings.

Blog “UrbanSurvival” – (George Ure, analyst – updated every weekday)
Ure is a writer/analyst who sees many reasons for grave concern about the direction in which the economic and political choices of America’s leaders are taking the country. His blog entries link to and comment on other news articles of the day, attempt to delve beneath the usual media spin and offer his rather plainspoken perspective – often delivered with a dry wit. Perhaps not quite an economic “perma-bear”, he recommends self-sufficiency and holding a position in precious metals.


FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH — articles off the beaten track which may – or may not – have predictive value.

Australian Man Wins Right to Die
Can Game Theory Predict When Iran Will Get the Bomb?


Australian Man Wins Right to Die – (BBC News – August 14, 2009)
A court in Australia has ruled that a quadriplegic man who wants to die can tell his caregivers to stop feeding and hydrating him. The judge in the western city of Perth said the nursing home would not be held criminally responsible. The ruling sets a legal precedent in Australia, where assisting someone to take their own life can be punishable by life in prison. Judge Martin said Mr. Rossiter was not terminally ill or dying and was capable of making an informed decision about his treatment.

Can Game Theory Predict When Iran Will Get the Bomb? (New York Times – August 12, 2009)
Bueno de Mesquita is one of the world’s most prominent applied game theorists but among national-security types and corporate decision makers, he is even better known for his prognostications. For 29 years, de Mesquita has been developing and honing a computer model that predicts the outcome of any situation in which parties can be described as trying to persuade or coerce one another. Since the early 1980s, C.I.A. officials have hired him to perform more than a thousand predictions; a study by the C.I.A., now declassified, found that Bueno de Mesquita’s predictions “hit the bull’s-eye” twice as often as its own analysts did. The article details de Mesquita’s prediction and a bit of the underlying process.


A FINAL QUOTE…

“Tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”– African proverb


A special thanks to: Marie Butler, Ursula Freer, Hugh Lovel, Diane Petersen, Abby Porter, Stu Rose and all our other contributors. If you see something we should know about, do send it along – thanks.
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Thomas Drake is a former senior executive at the National Security Agency where he blew the whistle on massive multi-billion dollar fraud, waste and abuse; the widespread violations of the rights of citizens through secret mass surveillance programs after 9/11; and critical 9/11 intelligence failures. He is the recipient of the 2011 Ridenhour Truth Telling Prize, a joint recipient with Jesselyn Radack of the 2011 Sam Adams Associates Integrity in Intelligence Award and the 2012 Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award. He is now dedicated to the defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 

Alain Nu

Las Vegas headliner, Alain Nu – “The Man Who Knows”, brings us his mind-bending mental and metaphysical abilities. His highly entertaining and most provocative show intermingles feats of mind-reading and spoon bending with other baffling demonstrations that defy explanation.

Joni Patry

Joni Patry is one of the most recognized teachers and Vedic astrologers in the world. She was a faculty member for ACVA, CVA and Instructor for online certification programs, published many books, journals and appeared on national and international television shows. As the keynote speaker for international conferences, she has a Japanese website, and teaches in Austria, Turkey and India. She has been awarded the 2015 Jyotish Star of the year and Dr B. V. Raman’s Janma Shatamanothsava Award Jyotisha Choodamani. She publishes an online astrological magazine, Astrologic Magazine http://astrologicmagazine.com/ and has an online University for certification, the University of Vedic Astrology. http://universityofvedicastrology.com

Regina Meredith

As Regina’s career progressed, so did her decades long exploration into the world of esoteric and hidden sciences – the reality beyond the 5 sense world. Guidance from these realms suggested it was time to bring her skill set to the world of video/televised media, so in late 2004, along with her husband Scott, she co-created ‘Conscious Media Network’, the first online network to feature full length original video interviews with authors and experts in the realms of the meta-physical, healing arts and alternative theories, opening up a world that many had experienced but never had access to on this scale.

Gaia: In 2012, Conscious Media Network merged with Gaiam TV in 2012, with Regina serving as anchor in their new media division on Open Minds and Healing Matrix. The demand for Regina’s unique perspective on a variety of subjects has drawn attention from conference organizers, moving her into the public as a presenter at conferences. In addition, Regina offers retreats and workshops for those who wish to ‘Dive Deep’ into a new understanding of the nature of reality and life itself. In this venue she shares her exclusive approach to meditation and regression work for a greater understanding of life’s challenges and identifying the innate joys.

Dr. Harold Puthoff

Although nominated for a Nobel Prize in physics for his breakthrough theoretical work on zero-point energy, Dr. Harold Puthoff, is most recognized for having been a co-founder of the secret US government “remote viewing” program that successfully used psychics to spy on the Soviet Union and China.

Now a principal and science advisor in a leading-edge effort by former senior military and intelligence managers to disclose the many decades of interest that the US has had in UFOs, he comes to Berkeley Springs on the 8th of February to give a TransitionTalk about his work in making sense out of the UFO phenomena.

Dr. Puthoff’s presentation will include a summary of his current activities with To The Stars Academy, which is on the forefront of bringing into the open formerly highly classified efforts by the government to track, record and understand the meaning of hundreds of encounters that the military has had with UFOs over the past years.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn from and question one of the foremost thinkers and leaders of the rapidly accelerating global effort to both make the public aware of what was previously unacknowledged about UFO and alien interaction with humans and also to address the deep questions about what is happening and what it might mean for the future of humanity.

Gregg Braden

Gregg Braden is a five-time New York Times best-selling author, and is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science, spirituality and human potential! His discoveries have led to 12 award-winning books now published in over 40 languages. The UK’s Watkins Journal lists Gregg among the top 100 of “the world’s most spiritually influential living people” for the 5th consecutive year, and he is a 2017 nominee for the prestigious Templeton Award.

Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Rosemary Ellen Guiley is a leading expert on the paranormal and supernatural. With more than 50 books – including 10 encyclopedias – and hundreds of articles in print on a wide range of paranormal, spiritual and mystical topics, she possesses exceptional knowledge of the field. Her present work focuses on inter-dimensional entity contact experiences and communication.

John L. Petersen

John L. Petersen is considered by many to be one of the most informed futurists in the world. He is best-known for writing and thinking about high impact surprises (wild cards) and the process of surprise anticipation. His current professional involvements include the development of sophisticated tools for anticipatory analysis and surprise anticipation, long-range strategic planning and helping leadership design new approaches for dealing with the future.

 

He has led national non-profit organizations, worked in sales, manufacturing, real estate development, and marketing and advertising, mostly for companies he founded. A graduate electrical engineer, he has also promoted rock concerts; produced conventions; and worked as a disc jockey, among other things.

Mr. Petersens government and political experience include stints at the National War College, the Institute for National Security Studies, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council staff at the White House. He was a naval flight officer in the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserve and is a decorated veteran of both the Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars. He has served in senior positions for a number of presidential political campaigns and was an elected delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1984. He was twice the runner-up to be Secretary of the Navy.

In 1989, Petersen founded The Arlington Institute (TAI), a non-profit, future-oriented research institute. TAI operates on the premise that effective thinking about the future is impossible without casting a very wide net. The “think tank” serves as a global agent for change by developing new concepts, processes and tools for anticipating the future and translating that knowledge into better present-day decisions. Using advanced information technology, a core group of bright thinkers and an international network of exceptionally curious people along with simulations, modeling, scenario building, polling and analysis, Arlington helps equip leaders and organizations from many disciplines with tools and actionable perspectives for dealing with uncertain times.

An award-winning writer, Petersens first book, The Road to 2015: Profiles of the Future was awarded Outstanding Academic Book of 1995 by CHOICE Academic Review, and remained on The World Future Societys best-seller list for more than a year. His Out of the Blue: How to Anticipate Wild Cards and Big Future Surprises book was also a WFS best-seller. His latest book is a Vision of 2012: Planning for Extraordinary Change. His coauthored article, (The Year 2000: Social Chaos or Social Transformation?) was one of the most highly acclaimed writings on Y2K. His 1988 book-length report (The Diffusion of Power: An Era of Realignment) was used at the highest levels of American government as a basis for strategic planning. He has also written papers on the future of national security and the military, the future of energy and the future of the media.

Petersen is a past board member of the World Future Society, writes on the future of aviation for Professional Pilot magazine and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation. He is a former network member of the Global Business Network and a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. A provocative public speaker, he addresses a wide array of audiences around the world on a variety of future subjects. When he is not writing or speaking, Petersen invests in and develops resources for large, international projects and advanced technology start-up companies. He lives in the Washington, D.C. area in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. Speaking Inquiries: Email [email protected]

Robert David Steele

Robert David Steele, former spy, former Marine Corps officer, a proponent of Open Source Everything, Presidential candidate in 2012 and perhaps again in 2024, recommended for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 will integrate his life’s experience with his lessons from the works of others to explore love versus fear as a foundation for politics; liberty under natural law versus predatory fascism as we now have in the USA; and the possibilities for cosmic awakening very soon, in a full-on defeat of the Deep State and its Archon masters.

Chris Robinson

Chris Robinson’s amazing ability to dream about the future in terms that can be reliably translated into people, times, places, and activities has been the subject of books, major university scientific studies, films, articles, TV shows, and just about all forms of media. He has taught many people how to dream about the future and, through his advanced intuitive capabilities, helped thousands to understand how to deal with seemingly impossible personal situations. He is also a healer, having on numerous occasions led people with supposedly terminal conditions to eliminate those issues and return to a healthy life. There is no one else in the world that has Chris’s fascinating background (undercover police work, etc.), coupled with these amazing personal gifts.

Frank DeMarco

FRANK DeMARCO has been reporting on his conversations with non-physical beings for more than two decades, in magazine articles, talks, and in a dozen non-fiction books and two novels.

FRANK DeMARCO is the author of 14 books rooted in more than 25 years of psychic exploration, including It’s All One World, Awakening from the 3D World, Rita’s World (two volumes), The Cosmic Internet, The Sphere and the Hologram, and Imagine Yourself Well. Since 2005, he has been actively engaged in an on-going series of conversations with various non-physical beings, including historical individuals, “past lives,” aspects of personal guidance, and a generalized group he calls “the guys upstairs.”

He is also the author of three novels, Messenger, That Phenomenal Background (originally published as Babe in the Woods) and Dark Fire.

Dr. Larry Dossey

Dr. Larry Dossey is a physician of internal medicine and former Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital. He received his M. D. degree from Southwestern Medical School (Dallas), and trained in internal medicine at Parkland and the VA hospitals in Dallas. Dossey has lectured at medical schools and hospitals throughout the United States and abroad. In 1988 he delivered the annual Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecture in New Delhi, India, the only physician ever invited to do so. He is the author of twelve books dealing with consciousness, spirituality, and healing, including the New York Times bestseller HEALING WORDS: THE POWER OF PRAYER AND THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE, and most recently One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters. His books have been translated into languages around the world. Dr. Dossey is the former co-chairman of the Panel on Mind/Body Interventions, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health. He is the executive editor of the peer-reviewed journal EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing. Dr. Dossey lectures around the world. He lives in Santa Fe with his wife Barbara, a nurse-consultant and the author of several award-winning books.

William Buhlman

William Buhlman is a recognized expert on the subject of out-of-body experiences. The author’s forty years of extensive personal out-of-body explorations give him a unique and thought provoking insight into this subject. His first book, Adventures beyond the Body chronicles his personal journey of self-discovery through out-of-body travel, and provides the reader with the preparation and techniques that can be used for their own adventure. He has conducted an international out-of-body experience survey that includes over 16,000 participants from forty-two countries. The provocative results of this survey are presented in his book, The Secret of the Soul. This cutting edge book explores the unique opportunities for personal growth and profound spiritual awakenings that are reported during out-of-body experiences.

Over the past two decades William has developed an effective system to experience safe, self initiated out-of-body adventures. He conducts an in-depth six-day workshop titled, Out-of-Body Exploration Intensive at the renowned Monroe Institute in Virginia. As a certified hypnotherapist, William incorporates various methods, including hypnosis, visualization and meditation techniques in his workshops to explore the profound nature of out-of-body experiences and the benefits of accelerated personal development. Through lectures, workshops and his books the author teaches the preparation and techniques of astral projection and spiritual exploration.

The author brings a refreshing look to how we can use out-of-body experiences to explore our spiritual identity and enhance our intellectual and physical lives. William is best known for his ability to teach people how to have profound spiritual adventures through the use of out-of-body experiences. In addition, he has developed an extensive series of audio programs that are designed to expand awareness and assist in the exploration of consciousness. William has appeared on numerous television and radio shows worldwide. William’s books are currently available in twelve languages. The author lives in Delaware, USA. For more information visit his web site, www.astralinfo.org.

Joe McMoneagle

Joe was the longest operational psychic spy in the US government’s very highly classified Stargate program where they used psychics and intuitives to look into installations and people around the world that were of interest to government intelligence agencies. They called the process remote viewing.

As it turned out, the remote viewers discovered that they were – not limited by either time or space and produced drawings and assessments that could not have been obtained in any other way. The Soviets had an active remote viewing program at the same time and it is rumored that Russia, China and the U.S. still have initiatives of this kind that are operational.

Joe’s stories are fascinating, like the time he mentally got inside a Chinese nuclear weapon and saw how the triggering mechanism worked . . . and then went out and bought the parts at Radio Shack to show the scientists in the intelligence agency exactly how it was done. The remote viewers could find submarines at the bottom of the ocean and crashed aircraft in the middle of African jungles.

Dr. Joe Dispenza

Dr Joe Dispenza is an international lecturer, researcher, corporate consultant, author, and educator who has been invited to speak in more than 33 countries on six continents. As a lecturer and educator, he is driven by the conviction that each of us has the potential for greatness and unlimited abilities. In his easy-to-understand, encouraging, and compassionate style, he has educated thousands of people, detailing how they can rewire their brains and recondition their bodies to make lasting changes.

Dr. Joe is also a faculty member at Quantum University in Honolulu, Hawaii; the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York; and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He’s also an invited chair of the research committee at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia.

As a researcher, Dr. Joe’s passion can be found at the intersection of the latest findings from the fields of neuroscience, epigenetics, and quantum physics to explore the science behind spontaneous remissions. He uses that knowledge to help people heal themselves of illnesses, chronic conditions, and even terminal diseases so they can enjoy a more fulfilled and happy life, as well as evolve their consciousness. At his advanced workshops around the world, he has partnered with other scientists to perform extensive research on the effects of meditation, including epigenetic testing, brain mapping with electroencephalograms (EEGs), and individual energy field testing with a gas discharge visualization (GDV) machine. His research also includes measuring both heart coherence with HeartMath monitors and the energy present in the workshop environment before, during, and after events with a GDV Sputnik sensor.

As a NY Times best-selling author, Dr. Joe has written Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon(Hay House, 2017), which draws on research conducted at his advanced workshops since 2012 to explore how common people are doing the uncommon to transform themselves and their lives; You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter (Hay House, 2014), which explores our ability to heal without drugs or surgery, but rather by thought alone; Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One (Hay House, 2012) and Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind (2007), both of which detail the neuroscience of change and epigenetics. His film appearances include Transcendence: Live Life Beyond the Ordinary (2018); HEAL (2017); E-Motion (2014); Sacred Journey of the Heart (2012); People v. the State of Illusion (2011); What IF – The Movie (2010); Unleashing Creativity (2009); and What the #$*! Do We Know? & Down the Rabbit Hole, extended DVD version (2005).

Dr. Todd Ovokaitys

After two years at Northwestern, he was accepted into an accelerated combined graduate/undergraduate program at Johns Hopkins University Medical School, which conferred both B.A. and M.D. degrees. Advanced training was at Georgetown University Hospital, with a Residency and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine followed by a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Intensive Care Medicine.

During his Pulmonary Fellowship, the specialty that concerns the lungs, Dr. Todd began his research with cells of the immune system. Many procedures were done on AIDS patients to diagnose their lung problems. Observing this dire disease firsthand and the toxic results of early medical treatments, Dr. Todd developed a passion for finding better solutions. Towards the end of his Fellowship, he became aware of the benefits of Holistic Medicine for improving the function of the immune system while building rather than impairing the function of other systems.

Inspired to learn more, he moved to Southern California to study with practitioners of Complementary Medicine. In the context of these studies, he had an experience so radical that the course of his life and work were forever transformed.

During a meditation class in the summer of 1989, Dr. Todd paired with another student for an exercise. The process was profound and they took turns, one in the process while the other scribed to record any breakthroughs of awareness. Much as in the Jodie Foster movie “Contact,” the usual anchor points dissolved with the feeling of instant transport to a different dimension of being. There was a doorway or portal to traverse, with a message of the responsibility taken on through the choice to go further.

Instantly upon walking through this doorway, a living form was seen that filled a room – and had the shape of a DNA strand enlarged millions of times. This form communicated that science only partly understood how DNA worked. The linear understanding of DNA as an enormous data string was correct but incomplete. In addition, DNA was a structure of coils within coils in an environment of moving charges that permitted DNA to send electromagnetic signals much as a radio transmitter. Further, DNA could receive and be conditioned by electromagnetic signals. Most significantly, if it were possible to determine and transmit the correct resonant signals, that it was possible to switch the activity of a sick cell to that of a healthy cell, an old cell to that of a young cell.

This experience brought with it a certainty that solutions were possible. After intensive review of the previous work showing the effects of electromagnetic energy patterns on cellular health and function, Dr. Todd located a colleague with the technical expertise to build the desired invention.

Mary Rodwell

Mary Rodwell is a professional counsellor, hypnotherapist, researcher, metaphysician, and founder and principal of ACERN (Australian Close Encounter Resource Network). She is internationally known for her work with ET experiencers and star children. She offers regressions and support for contactees and has organized a buddy system to help those who have had close encounters. Mary has spoken at conferences in Australia, USA, UK, Scandinavia, Hawaii and New Zealand. She is a regular guest on international radio and online shows and writes article for international publications like the UFO Truth Magazine. Mary is co-founder of FREE, a non-profit organization aimed at researching close encounters.

She is the author of, Awakening – How extra-terrestrial contact can transform your life. Mary is working on her second book, The New Human, due for release this year.

Freddy Silva

Freddy Silva is a best-selling author, and leading researcher of ancient civilizations, restricted history, sacred sites and their interaction with consciousness. He has published six books in six languages, and produced eleven documentaries. Described by one CEO as “perhaps the best metaphysical speaker in the world right now,” for two decades he has been an international keynote speaker, with notable appearances at the International Science and Consciousness Conference, the International Society For The Study Of Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine, and the Association for Research and Enlightenment, in addition to appearances on Gaia TV, History Channel, BBC, and radio shows such as Coast To Coast. He also leads private sell-out tours to ancient temples worldwide. www.invisibletemple.com

Sharry Edwards

Sharry Edwards has been accused of being too scientific by some, too esoteric by others. In actuality, she is a bridge between both fields of inquiry. Sharry is the acknowledged pioneer in the emerging field of Vocal Profiling using BioAcoustic Biology. For many years she has provided the leading-edge research to show the voice as a holographic representation of the body that can be used to change the face of medicine.

Sharry asks that we imagine a future in which we can be individually identified and maintained through the use of frequency based biomarkers that keep us healthy and emotionally balanced. Her work at the Institute of BioAcoustic Biology has shown that we can each have dominion over those frequencies by individual mind management or a simple remote control that is completely programmable. Using the unique techniques of Vocal Profiling and evaluation, emotional as well as physiological issues can be revealed and addressed.

Her work with the human voice reveals that people who share similar traumas, stresses, diseases, toxicities…share similar, if not identical, vocal anomalies. She brings together ancient knowledge with modern ideas of harmonics and frequency relationship theories to show that math can be used as a form of predictive, diagnostic and curative foundation for wellness. Through entrainment of the frequency grids of the brain, the body can be programmed to support its own optimal form and function.

Dr. John McMichael

John McMichael, PhD, is the founder and CEO of Beach Tree Labs, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and early development of new therapeutic agents targeting unmet medical needs. These disorders range from herpes infections to chronic fatigue syndrome to urinary incontinence. His PhD is in virology and immunology from Oregon State University. He headed up the labs at one of the largest private veterinary research practices in the country, was a college professor for more than a decade, and now works out of a small lab on his form in New York state and a larger, more sophisticated lab in Providence, Rhode Island. He holds over 200 patents, has published in books and peer-reviewed journals, and is currently working with his team to begin formal FDA trials for product candidates for chronic traumatic brain injury and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes.

Good health is dependent on the appropriate transfer of information within and between cells. The informational and molecular disharmonies associated with disease can be reversed using appropriate therapeutic signals that stimulate the return to the normal state without adverse effects. One such signal molecule, SLO, has demonstrated clinical utility in a broad spectrum of indications that would at first glance appear to be unrelated. The underlying common thread that links these disorders is representative of the targets to which resonant molecular signals are directed.

Dr. Carrie Hempel & Brian Sanderoff

Integrative Physician Dr. Carrie Hempel and Holistic Pharmacist Brian Sanderoffare both experts in the medicinal use of cannabis in Maryland.

Dr. Hempel is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002. As an Osteopathic Physician, she has embraced a holistic approach to patient care, providing loving attention to the relationship between mind, body, and spirit. For the past 11 years she has received specialist training, Board Certification and expertise in several fields including Internal Medicine, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, and Hospice & Palliative Medicine, along with many Integrative modalities. She is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, the Association of Cannabis Specialists, and is registered with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission.

Over the course of her career she has seen the consistent struggle of patients dealing with chronic, progressive, debilitating illness, and witnessed the challenges and limitations of the current pharmaceutical options for pain and symptom managment. Her passion for this population has grown, along with her desire to advocate for patients to have access to non-opioid, holistic options to enhance quality of life and optimize function.

Trained as a pharmacist, Brian Sanderoff has integrated 25 years of experience with his traditional medical training and herbalism, nutrition and numerous other holistic modalities to help clients devise practical, common-sense, safe solutions to most any health issue.

His clients appreciate how he embraces a complementary approach to health and how his holistic “compass” brings them new solutions to their unique health concerns – especially chronic diseases.

Mary Rodwell

Mary Rodwell is a professional counsellor, hypnotherapist, researcher, metaphysician, and founder and principal of ACERN (Australian Close Encounter Resource Network). She is internationally known for her work with ET experiencers and star children. She offers regressions and support for contactees and has organised a buddy system to help those who have had close encounters. Mary has spoken at conferences in Australia, USA, UK, Scandinavia, Hawaii and New Zealand. She is a regular guest on international radio and online shows and writes article for international publications like the UFO Truth Magazine. Mary is co-founder of FREE, a non-profit organisation aimed at researching close encounters.

Steve McDonald

Steve McDonald is an extraordinary Australian thinker and researcher who arguably knows as much about the structure of the global planetary transition that we are experiencing as anyone on the planet. He draws coherent pictures from the deep insights of Clair W. Graves and paints clear, explanatory images of not only how humanity has evolved to this point, but what is inevitably on our horizon . . . and how this epic transition will continue to play out.

He is currently writing a book about the global paradigm shift that’s taking us beyond the scientific-industrial era. Steve served with the Australian Army for 15 years, including war service as an infantry company commander in Somalia, 1993. He is also a qualified military helicopter pilot and on leaving the army he flew a rescue helicopter in the tropical Mackay-Whitsunday region of Queensland. Building upon his extensive experience in unpredictable environments, after retiring from flying Steve specialized as a change management consultant. He consequently studied the developmental psychology research of Dr Clare W Graves and became one of the first Australians qualified to teach Dr Graves’ theory under the banner of Spiral Dynamics Integral. A long-term struggle with posttraumatic stress has driven Steve’s deep interest in human nature and consciousness. He is a founder of Psychedelic Research in Science & Medicine, an Australian non-profit association. He is also a founder of AADII, a non-profit company created to support worldwide transformational change.

Robert Coxon

Although Robert Coxon had been studying and composing music for many years, it was after taking the Silva Mind Control course that he realized how powerful sound could be in relaxing the body and opening the consciousness. He then decided to write his first album.

Cristal Silence quickly became a major hit throughout Canada, staying on top of the charts for many years. This was the beginning of his continuing phenomenal success as composer and solo artist. For the last 29 years he has performed only his original compositions in concert. Robert has been nominated four times for the prestigious “Felix” award (French Canada equivalent to the Grammy), and became Canada’s best-selling New Age artist. His international breakthrough came after composing The Silent Path in 1995. This album was an instant hit in Canada, the USA and France. After hearing The Silent Path, Lee Carroll, internationally renowned author of 15 bestselling Kryon and Indigo books, contacted Robert and asked him to join his team on tour. Through the years this has given Robert the opportunity to experience different cultures and inspires him to write music honoring these many countries he performs in.

Robert offers us nine albums, the latest three being The Infinite, essence of life, Goddess -The Power of Woman and Passion Compassion Alegeria.

Joe Dispenza

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Gary Sycalik

Gary Sycalik has been described as an entrepreneur, businessman, project developer/manager, consultant/advisor, organizational troubleshooter, strategic planner, facilitator, futurist, business and social architect, complex problematic game designer (policy, strategic, tactic levels) and writer. Gary brings a robust horizontal and vertical functional capability to any project from the conceptual to operational stage.

Kingsley L. Dennis Phd.

Kingsley L. Dennis, PhD, is a sociologist, researcher, and writer. He previously worked in the Sociology Department at Lancaster University, UK. Kingsley is the author of numerous articles on social futures; technology and new media communications; global affairs; and conscious evolution. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books including Healing the Wounded Mind, The Sacred Revival, The Phoenix Generation, New Consciousness for a New World, Struggle for Your Mind, After the Car, and the celebrated Dawn of the Akashic Age (with Ervin Laszlo). He has traveled extensively and lived in various countries. He currently lives in Andalusia, Spain.

 

His homepage is www.kingsleydennis.com

Penny Kelly

Penny Kelly is an author, teacher, speaker, publisher, personal and spiritual consultant, and Naturopathic physician. She travels, lectures, and teaches a variety of classes and workshops, and maintains a large consulting practice. She has been involved in scientific research and investigations into consciousness at Pinelandia Laboratory near Ann Arbor, MI.