Speakers 2010-2011 Season

Speakers 2010-11 Season

Sep, 10
Understanding Life Purpose and Life Lessons from Fingerprints
Richard Unger

Fingerprints are formed five months prior to birth and are unalterable thereafter. As everyone knows, no two sets of fingerprints are alike. What is not commonly known is that your fingerprints reveal a storehouse of health information and psychological factors. The study of fingerprints by doctors and other scientists is called dermatoglyphics and has generated over 6,000 books and published papers (in English alone). Richard Unger, hand analyst and Director of the International Institute of Hand Analysis, has combed through this research and combined it with his own experience reading over 56,000 pair of hands to come up with a rosetta stone for life purpose analysis.

In this lecture, Mr. Unger will detail how fingerprints are formed and how this allows us to see encoded information about our Life Purpose. Famous lives will be looked at through this new and highly personal window. Richard will discuss how knowing your life purpose will change your understanding of your current circumstances and future possibilities. In the one day workshop, Richard will guide you through a study of your own fingerprints. Your life purpose will be identified and explained. You will learn enough in this one day workshop to read and interpret the fingerprints of your family and friends.

Topics of this presentation will include:

  1. The history of fingerprint analysis + the history of palmistry,
  2. What is life purpose
  3. The fingerprints of JFK, Martin Luther King, Albert Einstein and other famous men and women.

Speaker's Bio

Richard Unger is the Director of the International Institute of Hand Analysis and is one of the foremost authorities on hand analysis in the world today. His unique system of Life Purpose Analysis is the culmination of over forty years of intensive research including the reading of over 56,000 pairs of hands. Richard has taught at SUNY Binghamton, NY and the Esoteric Philosophy Center in Houston, TX. He has presented in the U.S., Canada, and Europe in form of lectures, workshops, and on radio and television. Richard is the director of the International Institute Of Hand Analysis in Marin, CA and is the author of LifePrints: Deciphering Your Life Purpose From Your Fingerprints.

Oct, 10
What is a Near Death Experience?
A Panel of Speakers

A near-death experience or NDE is a profound spiritual event that may occur to a person who has died and either chose or was told to return, or was close to death or who is not near death but in a situation of physical or emotional crisis. An NDE may begin with an out-of-body experience--a very clear perception of being somehow separate from one�s physical body, possibly even hovering nearby and watching events going on around the body. The effects of an NDE are often life-changing, and its details will typically be remembered clearly for decades.

Our October 22  NDE panel will describe their personal near-death experiences and share insights.

Topics of this presentation will include:

  1. Scientific evidence regarding NDEs
  2. Are people who 'die' and have NDEs really dead?
  3. Life-changing experiences and enhanced abilities (ESP,PK) after a NDE
  4. The Aware Project (Awareness through Resuscitation)

The panel will be hosted by Bill Virga, M.A. Transpersonal Psychology and FMBR member.


Nadia McCaffrey, Yolaine Stout, and Ellie Schamber, PhD.

Nadia McCaffrey, www.north-ca-iands.org/NDES.html, has had three NDEs and is featured in over 30 documentaries.

Yolaine Stout is the founder of ACISTE  (American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences) and former president of IANDS  (International Association for Near-Death Studies).

Ellie Schamber, PhD, has spoken at IANDS and other organizations. The three near-death experiencers will share their stories, discuss  NDE research and answer questions. Yolaine will show clips from her upcoming documentary called "Back to Life: Six Challenges Faced by Near-Death Experiencers."

Nov, 10
Dowsing and Longevity
Walt Woods

Walt Woods will present the information obtained from literally thousands of interviews and scientific research projects over the past 40 years. Research information giving possible clues as to how and why the dowsing system may work will be discussed, as well as what may block it, and the many areas where it may be used. The Subtle Energy Research Institute, cofounded by Walt and Ralph Squire, state:

"Dowsing is coupling our minds to the Universal Mind to get 'unknown' information of any nature.”

Walt’s lecture will bring home the versatility of the unique tool of dowsing.

Speaker's Bio

Walt Woods is a life member and past President of the American Society of Dowsers, a charter and life member of the Ozark Research Institute, and a retired college science instructor.  He has done research related to dowsing since the early 1970’s.  Walt has lectured on dowsing and similar topics all over the U.S. and Canada. He is the author of “Letter to Robin a Mini-Course in Pendulum Dowsing” now in six languages, used in many places around the world. “The Companion Student Guide with Teachers Syllabus” and a “Personal Dowsing” booklet. Dowsing allows one to gain personal knowledge that is beneficial to health and longevity.

Jan. 11
Believing in Einstein, Darwin and God
Bernard Haisch, PhD

“In 2006, astrophysicist Bernard Haisch published The God Theory, an exploration of the scientifically taboo notion that an infinite conscious intelligence lies behind the created world...With his new book, The Purpose-Driven Universe, Haisch uses his God Theory to [show] how both atheists and traditional theists may be missing a deeper truth. Taking readers on an entertaining tour of quantum physics, cosmology and non-dual spirituality, he offers a series of scientifically and philosophically sound justifications for finding an ‘uplifting sense of purpose’ in the evolutionary process—a process that has led, miraculously, from stardust to us.”

-- EnlightenNext Magazine)

Join Dr. Haisch as he explains how and why it has begun to look likely that the creation of the Universe in the Big Bang happened for a purpose, rather than by chance. He will speculate on what that purpose might be, and on the necessary central role of Darwinian evolution.

Speaker's Bio



Bernard Haisch, PhD, is an astrophysicist and author of over 130 scientific publications. He was Principal Investigator on several NASA research projects and has held professional positions at the Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, the Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics at the University of California, Berkeley; and at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik in Garching, Germany. In addition, Haisch attended the Latin School of Indianapolis and the St. Meinrad Seminary as a student for the Catholic priesthood. For more information, visit www.thegodtheory.com.


Feb 11
This Is Your Blood on Processed Food
Beverly Rubik

Live blood analysis offers a glimpse into the biological terrain or "soil" of the body by examining blood at high power under a microscope. Many holistic practitioners consider the biological terrain at the root of one's health. On his deathbed, Louis Pasteur, founder of the Germ Theory, contradicted his life's work when he said that the germ is nothing, the terrain is everything. Photographs and short videos of blood magnified 8000 times from research on the blood will be shown and explained. Key factors and their indications will be discussed: clotting factors, red blood cell stickiness and clumping, and white blood cell movement. The mysterious microbial forms in the blood, and their controversial interpretations by Wilhelm Reich, Gunther Enderlein, and others will also be discussed.

Beverly Rubik, PhD

Beverly Rubik earned her PhD in biophysics at U.C. Berkeley. She is internationally renowned for her pioneering research and has published over 80 papers and 2 books. Dr. Rubik serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine; Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine; and Integrative Medicine Insights. She founded the Institute for Frontier Science, a nonprofit corporation for research and education in Emeryville, CA, where she conducts research on frontier science and medicine.

She is a professor in Interdisciplinary Studies at Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, OH; and is adjunct professor of Integrative Health at the California Inst. of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Rubik has won awards for her research, including the Alyce and Elmer Green Award given in 2009 by the ISSSEEM. She serves as a consultant in the health care industry on maverick health products and as a holistic health educator to individual clients at Health Medicine Center in Walnut Creek.

Mar 11
The World of Science, and a Science of the World
Peter A. Sturrock,

Memoirs of a Dissident Scientist is one scientist's reflection on a successful sixty- year career. Professor Sturrock has trod an unusual path, combining a variety of innovative research in mainstream science with another variety of studies well outside the mainstream. Although most scientists look with a jaundiced eye on topics such as parapsychology and UFO research, he views them simply as more grist for the scientific mill, regarding topics outside the mainstream as major challenges rather than minor annoyances best swept under the rug.

A Tale of Two Sciences has three sections: the first reviews the author's conventional research. The second reviews his unconventional research. The third presents his speculations on how these two presently distinct ventures might be reconciled, to their mutual advantage.

With a clear and simple style - and occasional humor - Sturrock presents both scientists and nonscientists with a refreshingly open and unprejudiced perspective on science. He shows that scientific thinking can be applied to a wide range of topics - unconventional as well as conventional - and even to topics that are normally considered beyond the purview of science, such as the Shakespeare authorship question. (Amazon.com)

Speaker's Bio


Peter A. Sturrock, Emeritus Professor of Applied Physics at Stanford University, has made notable contributions to several fields of science, for which he has received a number of awards. He was the founding president of the Society for Scientific Exploration. His most recent books are The UFO Enigma and A Tale of Two Sciences - Memoirs of a Dissident Scientist. He is currently writing a book on the Shakespeare Authorship Question.

Apr, 11
A 5th Fundamental Force in the Universe - Apr, 11
Jean Millay, PhD

Dr. Jean Millay is the editor of a recent book: RADIANT MINDS: Scientists Explore the Dimensions of Consciousness. This 620-page volume includes research and philosophic papers by fifty-five prominent authors from the Parapsychology Research Group covering 44 years of parapsychology research. Millay will briefly discuss the major contents of the book, and then she will poses a question that is suggested in the book: "Is the Consciousness of LIFE a 5th Fundamental Force in the Universe?"

Open discussion about this fundamental question is welcome.

Speaker's Bio


Jean Millay, Ph.D., taught parapsychology for eight years, served as president of the Parapsychology Research Group, and was an editor/contributor to Silver Threads: Twenty-five Years of Parapsychology Research. Her book, "Multidimensional Mind: Remote Viewing in Hyperspace", focuses on her 30 years of research into psi phenomena, hypnosis, trance states, channeling, shamanism, and the EEG effects of entrainment with lights, sound, and chemistry.


She and Dr. Tim Scully created the Brain-wave Biofeedback Light Sculpture-the impetus for her research on the effects of brainwave synchronization. Her movie, The Psychedelic Experience, won a film festival prize in 1965.


Amy L. Lansky, PhD, was a NASA researcher in artificial intelligence when her life was transformed by the miraculous homeopathic cure of her son's autism. In 2003, she published Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy, now one of the best-selling introductory books on homeopathy worldwide (www.impossiblecure.com). Since then, Lansky has broadened her investigations to include ancient and modern teachings about consciousness, psychic phenomena, meditation, and our collective power to evolve and transform our world. The result is her newest book, Active Consciousness: Awakening the Power Within, published in September 2011 (www.activeconsciousness.com). Her website is www.renresearch.com/.

May 17, 11
Metamorphosis--A Multimedia Presentation
Jonathan Quintin

This time on Earth is unlike any other. The old world is dying and a new world is being born. It can be so easy to feel overwhelmed with all the turmoil occurring around us. Sacred geometry, however, can help us navigate our way through the precarious seas. Sacred geometry is the ancient art, science and philosophy of space and proportion. It addresses the laws of creation and the inner workings of nature. It has been used by civilizations around the world for thousands of years as a way of connecting with the harmony of Universal Order. Sacred geometry reveals a world of profound order and sublime beauty. It can be comforting to experience unchanging principles in an ever-changing world. It can help us align with the forces of nature so we can move in harmony with the changes rather than be overwhelmed by them. The presentation includes a new feature involving the interplay of radiant and reflective color that causes static mandalas to spring to life and go through amazing metamorphic transformations before your very eyes.


Speaker's Bio


Jonathan Quintin/ Artist and Cosmologist

Jonathan Quintin was born and raised in provincial New Zealand. From an early age he was attracted to the teachings of ancient wisdom and the beauty and order of nature. He left home at an early age and worked at marine radio stations around New Zealand before venturing overseas at the age of 21. That marked the beginning of his many years of extensive travels around the world - with a particular interest in ancient civilizations. His radio qualifications enabled him to find employment on ships and oil rigs in the North Sea and with the United Nations in the Middle East.


For the past 24 years he has pursued a course of comprehensive study and artistic expression of sacred geometry. The fundamental premise of his work is that at every level of existence - from the microcosm to the macrocosm - the same key patterns bring all things into manifestation.

Jonathan's quest as an artist is to provide various modalities that help attune human consciousness to the harmony of universal order. He shows how the shapes, patterns and forms of sacred geometry are harmonic keys that can help open us to states of higher consciousness.

May 27, 11
Quantum Stoke -- the Ecstasy of Existence
Dr. Herby Bell & Michael Ruggles, D.C.

Our world is at a crossroads. The way we have viewed the world for centuries, is no longer working in many crucial ways. From the Gulf oil disaster to the global financial meltdown, our future depends upon a new vision that is emerging from modern science and spirituality. Quantum Sense -- The New Common Sense is a look at how learning about The Story of the Universe -- our epic 13.7 billion year journey together -- has vital keys to the solutions for our most challenging issues. Author Herby Bell explores our common origin story as a unifying and compassion- ate way forward, toward a better world and bright future. Be STOKED about living in this exciting and pivotal time in the evolution of our Universe. Infused with great music, this avant-garde presentation is an invigorating journey into our 13.7 billion years of existence. Tantalizing and thought provoking, come discover just how connected we all are.


Speakers Bios

Dr. Herby Bell, a practicing chiropractor and Life/Health Coach, has practiced mind-body-spirit fitness for over 30 years. He is an award win- ning speaker and author of the book, Quantum Sense: The New Common Sense -- a look at how our world views shape and predict our futures.

Michael Ruggles is a retired Doctor of Chiropractic who maintains a practice in alchemical life transformation, consciousness technology and sacred healing. He has authored the book Quantum Conversation: How Thoughts, Feelings and Beliefs Shape and Create Your Reality.

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