Archive for February 2013

Andrew Harvey is an internationally renowned religious scholar, writer, teacher, and author of over thirty books.  He is the founder of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization dedicated to inspiring people to become more involved in challenging our global crises and to commit themselves to peace and sustainability.

Andrew was born in India, studied at Oxford University where he was a fellow at All Soul’s College, and has taught at Oxford, Cornell, the California Institute for Integral Studies and other institutions over the years.  He is perhaps best known for having explored all the different religions in depth, particularly Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism and Sufism, and interpreting them in a passionate manner that preserves their meaning and significance for our own time.

He received many awards for his writings including the Benjamin Franklin Award. His most recent book is “Radical Passion: Sacred Love and Wisdom in Action” and before that “The Hope: A Guide To Sacred Activism” which won the Nautilus Silver Award for Social Change.

Paul Levy is a pioneer in the postmodern psycho-spiritual movement. He has an academic background in economics and conducted economic research at Princeton.  Later he was the manager of the C.G. Jung Foundation Book Service, which provided him with the opportunity  toimmerse himself in the psychoanalytics and metaphysics of Carl Jung. For over 25 years he has studied with many accomplished Tibetan and Burmese Buddhist teachers, and been a serious student of Native American and world mythology

Paul is the author of a truly groundbreaking and courageous book that explores the deeper psycho-spiritual dynamics behind our global madness and attempts to explain why so many are more willing to deny it rather than challenge it.  The book is “Dispelling Wetiko (Wet-eeko): Breaking the Curse of Evil”

His website is

Dr. Carolyn Baker has been an adjunct professor in history and psychology for over 7 years and a psythotherapist in private proactice for 17 years.   She is among the few progressive writers who look at the unfolding of our global crises such as peak oil, the structural cracks in our free market capitalist system, and the US domestic and foreign policies from a psycho-spiritual perspective.   Her articles are frequently posted on the global blog Countercurrents

Carolyn has written several books critiquing America’s religious fundamentalist culture and modern education.  Her most recent books Navigating the Coming Chaos: Handbook for Inner Transition”  and before that “Sacred Demise: Walking the Spiritual Path of Industrial Civilization’s Collapse” – that together provide a compelling map of the economic, social, climatic and political terrain we are embarking upon and how to remain awake through it.

Her website is

Dr. Jim Garrison is the co-founder and president of Wisdom University – an innovative university offering masters and doctoral degrees based upon the model of full spectrum transformational learning. As the co-founder and President of the Gorbachev Foundation, he was instrumental in the founding of the State of the World Forum in 1995, which generated a global network of leaders and visionaries from all walks of life to define a template for a more sustainable global civilization.  In 2000, he initiated the launch of the Commission on Globalization that challenged the existing global governance system and gathered leaders together to define viable alternatives.

Jim has graduate degrees in religion and theology from Harvard and Cambridge universities. Among his books are “Civilization and the Transformation of Power “and “America as Empire: Global Leader or Rogue Nation”.


William Blum is an author, historian and critic of American foreign policy, who has worked and reported from three different continents.  He was one of the founding editors of the Washington Free Press, the first “alternative” newspaper in DC.  His early journalism is best known for exposing CIA misdeeds and operations.

His recent book, just released is “America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy” published by Zed Books.

His blog is where you can read his frequent essays.  Bill is currently the originator of the monthly newsletter “The Anti-Empire Report”.

BOOK:  “America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy”


Glen Ford is the Executive Editor of the Black Agenda Report. In the 1970s he was a correspondent and journalist covering Capitol Hill and the White House for the Mutual Black network, and later hosted the nation’s first syndicated Black news interview program, “America’s Black Forum.”  Since then, Glen has been one of the nation’s leading voices in political and social analysis and commentary on current affairs in the Black community.  He is also a founding member of the Washington chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, a board member of the National Alliance of Third World Journalists and is a frequent lecturer on the role of progressive media at universities.

Glen’s program – The Black Agenda Report – can be heard every Monday at 4:00 pm on the Progressive Radio Network


Rick Rozoff has been an active opponent of war, militarism and intervention for over 40 years. He is the manager of Stop NATO and its internet activities, which focuses on the threat of international militarization, especially through globalization, of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Rich has written over 300 articles on international affairs ,frequently published on  the Center for Research in Globalization and VoltaireNet, and has been interviewed on radio and television programs in Russia, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean.


Catherine Frompovich is a retired natural nutritionist and a journalist and researcher focusing on consumer health issues. She has advanced degrees in Nutrition Sciences and in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice. In the 1980s she was the host of one of the countries first natural cooking shows on television, Catherine’s Natural Kitchen.  She is the co-author of a monogram, Vaccines and Vaccinations, presented to the Congressional Oversight Committees to initiate a thorough review into vaccine safety, efficacy and policies.

She is the author of several books including A Cancer Answer, Holistic Breast Cancer Management, and Our Chemical Lives and the Hijacking of our DNA.  Today she continues publishing her investigative reporting on Activist Post and other alternative news sites, and she consults for other aspiring authors to get their works into publication.

BOOK:  Our Chemical Lives and the Hijacking of our DNA


Dr. Viera Scheibner is a retired Principal Research Scientist in Australia. After losing a baby to crib death in the mid-1980s due to a vaccine immunization, she has made the science behind vaccines her primary focus of medical research.  She is now one of the world’s leading experts on the faulty science and adverse effects of vaccines in general, and their individual ingredients in particular.  Frequently she has served as a expert witness in court cases related to death and injuries caused by vaccines.

Dr. Scheibner has published two major books on vaccines – “Vaccination 100 Years of Orthodox Research”  and  “Behavioral Problems in Childhood: The Link to Vaccination” and close to 90 scientific peer-reviewed papers.

Edda West is the co-founder of the Association for Vaccine Damaged Children and the Vaccination Risk Awareness Network, Canada’s leading vaccine awareness organization.  VRAN is a non profit education society that supports and provides resources to vaccine injured Canadians.  Her daughter was injured by the MMR vaccine at 15 months, back in 1977.  Edda is a long time political activist and has been actively opposed to mandatory vaccines as being against Canada’s constitution and her efforts have been greatly responsible for her country’s exemption laws.


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