Speakers 2011-2012 Season

Speakers 2011-12 Season

Sep, 11
The Science and Spirit of How Nature Heals
Constance Grauds

A shaman's mysterious healing practices are a blend of medicine and spirit. The rainforest shamans are experts on the healing properties of the jungle 's rich plant medicines. These shamans have an intimate relationship with the healing spirits of nature and of the plants, which they summon on behalf of the patient during the healing. Our experience tells us that we "feel better when we are outdoors in nature ." Indigenous healers from all traditions use nature and the spirit of nature to heal and to restore health. Scientific research shows why this indigenous wisdom is valid, and explains the importance of our interconnectedness with all forms of nature for our health and sense of well-being. With all the technological and pharmacological advances in modern medicine,why do we need nature to heal?

.:. Benefits of nature for conditions of the body, mind, and spirit
.:. What kind and how much of nature is best, and where to get it
.:. How indigenous healers use nature and the spirit of nature to heal
.:. Scientific theories of why and how nature heals
.:. Research supporting the healing power of nature
.:. Ecological Medicine and healing outside ourselves
.:. Inherent imprint of nature on our psyche

Shaman don Antonio 
with apprentice Connie

Speaker's Bio


Constance Grauds, RPh, MNPA, is President of the Association of Natural Medicine Pharmacists; Faculty at the University of Minnesota , Center for Spirituality and Healing; and Advisory Board member for CIISIntegrative Health Studies. Grauds is also author of the books The Energy Prescription which gives prescriptives for the age-old complaint of fatigue; and Jungle Medicine: From Medicine to Magic, which recounts spirited tales of her 17-year apprenticeship in Peru in Amazonian jungle shamanism. She is Director of the Center for Spirited Medicine; and Executive Director of the Spirited Medicine Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to the conservation of rainforest medicines and indigenous healing practices.

Her passion and life's work is the integration of the spiritual and scientific healing aspects of plants as medicine into today's modern medicine.


The Organizing Molecule of Your Cells - Oct, 11
Michael Buchele, MD

Our current model of the living cell was developed during the ages of chemistry, and more recently, electricity (ions, membrane potential shifts, nerve conduction, etc.). Yet, the cell operates much in the way that a computer does, with something controlling the cellular activities. Bruce Lipton has convincingly shown that the genetic nucleus of the cell is NOT that entity (it is a blueprint or protein template library), and shows how the cellular membrane ('Mem-Brain') is the original 'silicon chip' that controls input and output through that semi-permeable liquid crystal cellular membrane, the largest organelle In the cell. (Similar to the skin of the body.)

In 1983 Dr. Frank Barr proposed in the "Journal of Medical Hypothesis" that neuromelanin was THE Organizing molecule (or nanoparticle) of the cell, acting as the 'silicon chip' of the cell's interior milieu, 'wirelessly' monitoring the cell and (via what we now know as 'quantum entanglement') being able to effect the activation of the proper genes to produce a needed protein and then, via epigenetic phenomena, to effect further modifications of this protein. While groundbreaking, in an era before the Internet, this information was too ahead of its time for science to appreciate. Now, with the death of the DNA Dogma, the evolution of computers, and the rise of the Internet, it is time to revisit this remarkable hypothesis of how the cell 'really' operates; which is much like a computer, but with a distributed multichip wired and wirelessly interconnected DPU (Distributed Processing Units).

Dr Buchelle"s presentation will review the current 'DNA Dogma," Lipton's 'Cell Mem-Brain' and the death of the DNA Dogma, then how a groundbreaking Theory of Evolutionary Process by Arthur Young (inventor of the Bell Helicopter) led Dr. Barr on a quest that uncovered this overlooked nanoparticle, the 'missing link' in the understanding of cellular living processes.

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Michael Buchele, MD, grew up in rural East Texas, escaped to Austin, Texas for a BA at UT Austin (Major in Microbiology,Minors in Chemistry, and Physics), then went to UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas for his MD. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He has worked with the late Arthur M. Young, at the Institute for the Study of Consciousness in Berkeley, and has worked with Frank Barr, MD,, who has applied Young's "Theory of (Evolutionary) Process" to the fields of Biology and Human Evolution (especially the development of the human nervous system).

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Nov, 11
Long Distance Healing and the Science of the Life Force

In recent years enormous evidence has accumulated that long range "energy healing" occurs, as well as a variety of other effects involving non-local consciousness. Evidence has been collected by the Princeton PEAR Lab and other research programs which prove that an information field exists which penetrates all known barriers, does not weaken with distance, propagates forward and backward in time, and couples to consciousness. In Dr. Swanson's new book, Life Force, the Scientific Basis, he shows that this field is connected to the "chi" or "Qi" energy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and to the "torsion" energy reported by Russian physicists. This new view makes it possible to understand subtle energy concepts such as the "aura" from a scientific perspective.


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Dr. Claude Swanson, educated as a physicist at MIT and Princeton University has conducted postgraduate work at Princeton and Cornell University on the design of superconducting plasma containment vessels for fusion energy systems. For the last twenty years, interspersed with his conventional professional career in applied physics, Dr. Swanson has pursued investigations into "unconventional physics." Dr. Swanson has published his second book, Life Force, The Scientific Basis, which continues the exploration of his first book, The Synchronized Universe. Here is his website.
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Jan. 12
Research into Out-of-Body Experiences and Inner Growth
Luis Minero


The Out-of-Body-Experience (OBE), also known as astral projection, is a natural phenomenon in which the consciousness (soul, spirit) leaves the physical body. The OBE is a completely different phenomenon from either an ordinary dream or a lucid dream. It is a real situation experienced in another dimension. The OBE allows the understanding of the human interrelationship with the invisible, yet real, dimensions of existence that surround us. The mastering of one's vital energies (a.k.a. bioenergies, chi, prana) is the key to conscious, controlled astral projections.

The field of research into OBEs will be presented, as well as several of the research initiatives currently under way and their conclusions. Deepening on the ideas of participative research, consensus-based research, subjective observations and objective conclusions are key towards understanding the research into the subject.

Other subjects related to the OBE include: the study of the subtle bodies; relationship with Near-Death experiences (NDEs); overcoming the fear of death; the use of bioenergies to produce the phenomena and positively affect others; paranormal manifestation; life and death; spiritual maturity; and the understanding of the non-physical body; as well as how to use the OBE to experience directly other non-physical dimensions.

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Luis Minero graduated in chemistry with honors; and has been an instructor and researcher with IAC (International Academy of Consciousness) since 1996. Minero has over 25 years of personal experience with paranormal phenomena, including out-of-body experiences, and has been interviewed in many radio and TV programs throughout the world. He has published papers on projectiology and conscientiology, and has also lectured on major congresses in New York, Brazil, and Portugal. Luis, a conscious OBEs, has taught hundreds of individuals in many countries across Europe, North and South America. The International Academy of Consciousness (IAC) is a fully 501(c)(3) worldwide non-profit research and educational organization. For more information, visit: www.IACworld.org.
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Feb 12
The role of Medical Intuition and Energy Medicine techniques in the
Transformation of Homo Sapiens into "Homo Luminosus": Our Key to Personal and Planetary Evolution


Explore the merger of Science and Spirituality. Ancient healing methods once labeled "myth" are now being researched as cutting-edge breakthroughs by western scientific methods. Learn how the use of techniques of medical intuition and energy medicine can support both personal and planetary transformation and our evolution from Homo Sapiens to "Homo Luminous", as we examine the new life paradigm that factors Energy into the equation!

Clairvoyantly, when the chakras and the aura are cleansed, energized and functioning optimally, they look luminous, like the golden light of a candle flame. A person with an optimized energy system looks luminous, like a human made of light, thus "Homo Luminosus" (Latin; luminosus = luminous). The transformation of Homo Sapiens into Homo Luminosus is key to the transformation of our Planet.

Homo Luminosus factors energy-consciousness into the equation. He/she is awake; aware of his/her energetic system status, the energies of others/ the environment, and of the energetic consequences of thoughts, words and actions; able to manage his/her own energetic system; respects and connects intuitively and energetically with all life forms as a conservator of Planet Earth; can access both inner knowing and higher forms of inspiration from other realms; communicates fluently with other dimensions and beings; is constantly learning, evolving and co-creating.

Explore how an "Energy Makeover"- accomplished by development of personal intuitive abilities and personal energy management and energy hygiene skills -- can bring us closer to personal and planetary transformation. Here is Dr. Cerepnalkoski's website.

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Mar 12
The Theory of Multi-Dimensional Unified Universal Energy
Qigong Master Jixing Li


Through his years of energy practice and cultivation, Qigong master Ji Xing Li has developed the theory of multi-dimensional unified universal energy. This theory is based on a philosophy which breaks through the limitation of three-dimensional logical thinking. It suggests that by utilizing the living energy system of nature and the universe, combined with his method of high-performance energy exercises, we can achieve longev- ity and rejuvenation and can also improve our brain and body functions. Li will share his successful healing experiences with his clients as well as his many science experiments conducted with university research pro- grams. In the Penn State University cancer experiment, he demonstrated pinpoint accuracy in transmitting Qigong energy, long-distance from California to the intended cancer cells, disrupting the cancer growth without affecting other cells inches away.

Speaker's Bio

Qigong Master Jixing Li, born in China, has participated in several university research programs to further advance the understanding of human subtle energy and the role of consciousness in healing. He collaborated with scientists from major universities in the U.S. and Japan's Agency of Science and Technology to document the effect of energy healing on illnesses including cancer. During his years of practice, Li successfully helped patients with serious illnesses such as cancer, heart problems and nervous system disorders (www.u-energy.org).

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Apr, 12 When You Have the Right Vibe, It's Not a Coincidence
Synchronicity, Energy Healing, and the Key To Transforming Our World
Amy L. Lansky, PhD


When it comes to how our world really operates, it may not be all about cause and effect; fundamentally, resonance may have even deeper power. In this lecture, Amy L. Lansky, PhD, former Stanford computer scientist, NASA artificial intelligence researcher, and author of the best-selling introduction to homeopathy (Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy -- www.impossiblecure.com), will introduce you to material from her latest book, Active Consciousness: Awakening the Power Within -- www.activeconsciousness.com. (See Judy Kitt's review in the October 2011 FMBR newsletter.)

Drawing on parallels with the phenomenon of synchronicity as well as scientifically studied aspects of mysterious fields like the psi and morphic fields, Amy will discuss how the power of energy-based healing systems like homeopathy lies in their ability to tap the power of similarity in vibration -- that is, the power of resonance. This power also underlies our human ability to affect outer reality through intention. Whereas medicines like homeopathy utilize resonance in the etheric field, the power of intention utilizes the resonant power of our astral or higher energy bodies to affect our collective trajectory through higher-dimensional space. This talk will provide a fascinating and mind-bending look at Lansky's latest work.


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/.

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Apr. 30, 2012
The Akashic Record and Modern Physics


It is our pleasure to have Dr. Claude Swanson come back to the Bay Area next week and give a special lecture next Monday evening, April 30th, about "The Akashic Record and Modern Physics". The lecture will describe the new science of "torsion" and its implications in remote viewing and accessing the Akashic records of events in the past. Dr. Swanson, author of "Life Force, the Scientific Basis", is an MIT educated physicist, who spoke to us in a packed audience last year about "Long Distance Healing the Life Force".

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( Dr Swanson last spoke to FMBR in Nov., 2011.)


May, 12
The Reality of ESP: A Physicist's Proof of Psychic Abilities
Russell Targ


We now have proof of ESP "so strong it would be statistically unreasonable to deny," writes physicist Russell Targ. "If facts alone can convince a skeptical investigator of the reality of ESP, this book should do it." In The Reality of ESP, Targ presents evidence from the $20 million research program he co-founded at Stanford Research Institute (SRI), together with their Buddhist and Hindu origins. These amazing psychic feats include:

  • While remote viewing for the CIA and Army Intelligence, SRI psychics found a downed Russian bomber in Africa, reported on the health of American hostages in Iran, described Soviet weapons factories in Siberia, and forecasted a Chinese atomic-bomb test three days before it occurred.
  • When San Francisco heiress Patricia Hearst was abducted from her home in Berkeley, a psychic with the SRI team was the first to identify the kidnapper and then accurately describe and locate the kidnap car.
  • After leaving SRI, Targ's group made $120,000 by psychically forecasting for nine weeks in a row the direction and amount of changes in the silver commodity futures market - without error!

Since most of us have psychic abilities we haven't tapped, Targ describes how we can learn to develop our own ESP, working at home using the SRI techniques with a friend. His website.


Russell Targ is a pioneering laser physicist, a well-known author, and co-founder of Stanford Research Institute's program to explore psychic abilities He is author or co-author of nine books dealing with the scientific investigation of psychic abilities and Buddhist approaches to the transformation of consciousness, He lives in Palo Alto, California and teaches remote-viewing workshops worldwide.

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Shamanic Talk Workshop: Conversing with the Body and Supporting It's Ability to Heal Itself
Dr. Liliana Cerepnalkoski

This well-received workshop is repeated in the interest of those who wish to study more in depth with Liliana. This energetic workshop is a prerequisite for attending the upcoming 8 week "Energy Makeover Workshop" series.

"I have taken many workshops from various teachers. With Liliana's course, I received concrete tools that worked immediately for a health condition with lasting results. I highly recommend her work." Christine Rosche,MPH,CNS


Learning to talk with our body, ask questions and receive answers is a very useful intuitive technique as it may provide answers to health problems. Also, applying the 2 principles of energetic medicine - cleansing and recharging - we may optimize the energetic status of organs and systems creating the conditions for the "inner doctor" to do its job, for the body to heal itself.

Dr. Lilana Cerepnalkoski was trained in Europe as a physician and in America as a scientist. She completed two postdoctoral fellowships training in cancer research and AIDS research at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine where she was also appointed on the faculty in the capacity of research instructor.A spiritual experience led to the opening of her latent intuitive abilities and prompted her to concentrate her attention on the subjects of medical intuition and energy medicine, studying with eminent visionaries in these fields. She is a member of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine. Liliana maintains a scientific and educational consulting practice in Los Angeles. Her website: www.intuitionandenergy.com/index.html

Experiences in Mind-to-Mind Communications: Remote Viewing, Healing, and What They Imply About Who We Are
With Jane Katra, Ph.D.

Remote viewing. The term carries with it an air of mystery. Remote viewing is often associated with secret military programs to exploit the powers that -- for most of us -- lie dormant in our minds. Some find it ironic that it was the military that sought to unlock those powers -- and so it is in a way. Ironic that one of the most conservative and hard-headed institutions in our society was forward thinking enough to ask the questions and fund the studies that led to a breakthrough of which all of us can now take advantage. You, too, can develop the same mental skill developed for the military. You can learn to take advantage of your own innate extrasensory capabilities to experience and perceive locations, objects, persons, or events that are hidden from you by shielding, distance, or even time.

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Jane Katra holds a Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of Oregon, where she taught mind-body health classes in the 1980's. Dr. Katra has also practiced as a natural spiritual healer for thirty-four years, after receiving instructions in a near-death experience. Katra is the coauthor with physicist Russell Targ of the books Miracles of Mind: Exploring Nonlocal Consciousness and Spiritual Healing (1998), and The Heart of the Mind (1999). Her work has been featured in the book Reinventing Medicine by Larry Dossey, and in Science of Mind, Natural Health, Alternative Therapies, New Dimensions, Spirituality and Health, and Noetic Sciences Review.

Dr. Katra transmits an evolutionary experience of naturally radiating energy, and teaches classes in Esoteric Wisdom, Psychic & Spiritual Development, Remote Viewing, Forgiveness as Transformation, Facing Death & Meeting Soul, Awakened Activism; Patanjali, Ramana Maharshi & Becoming Who We Are. Dr. Katra is active in healing research, is featured as part of The Science & Consciousness Visionary DVD Club, and has presented at Omega, Esalen, The Institute of Noetic Sciences, The Monroe Institute, The International Conference on Science & Consciousness, the Rhine Research Center where she is on the advisory board, and to medical schools and spiritual organizations internationally. Her website is www.janekatra.org.

Remote Viewing Workshop with Jane Katra, PhD
June 2, 2012

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Universal Geometries of Inclusion: How Symbolic Mirrors of Natural Laws Become Reminders for Kindness
Bruce Rawles


In this multimedia presentation, author and sacred geometry researcher Bruce Rawles explores seven Hermetic Laws from antiquity that apply equally to everyone, paired with seven archetypal geometric metaphors. He explains how an inclusive thought system reinterprets all seemingly disparate events and characters in our surreal stories as emissaries asking for our gifts of humor, release from inner bondage and unconditional kinship.

His website.

Speaker's Bio

Bruce Rawles is mystical soul with a mathematical mind; an explorer of the extrapolation of quantum physics into non-dual metaphysics. His geometric and philosophic quests seek the unchanging and universal.

His first book, Sacred Geometry Design Sourcebook, offers a hands-on approach to finding interconnectedness by immersion in patterns.

His second book, The Geometry Code, turns the exploration inward to the mind. Here polarizing paradoxes are resolved by bringing awareness of natural laws and universal symbols to our shared interests and the teacher of unconditional kindness we all have in common.
More info at: GeometryCode.com, ACIMblog.com


Egyptian Biogeometry, a Solution for Electrosmog?
Dr. Ibrahim Karim


On August 24th, Egyptian architect and scientist Dr. Ibrahim Karim will talk about Egyptian Biogeometry®, the science of using shape, color, motion, sound, angles and proportions to produce a vibrational quality that balances energy fields which sustain life, health, and spiritual connection. Developed over four decades of intensive research by Dr.Karim, BioGeometry combines previously secret methods used in ancient Egypt with breakthrough contemporary European discoveries regarding the spectrum of living energies which affect health and consciousness.

There are two main research directions in BioGeometry. One is to search for the workings of this balancing energy in nature; the other is to use it in all fields of life. Based on the experience gained in 40 years of research that has provided promising scientifically tested solutions that have been repeatedly applied with great success.

The use of BioGeometrical design in architecture, city planning, agriculture, the design of all products of modern technology, is a consistent way to bring harmony in our lives and environment. It may be the answer to the problem of electromagnetic pollution.

BioGeometry has the solutions to be incorporated within the products of modern technology. it is the "humanizing" of modern technology.

Dr. Karim's book Back to a Future for Mankind: Biogeometry and Solutions to the Global Enviormental Crisis will be available at this talk.


Speaker's Bio

Dr. Ibrahim Karim (PhD/Dr.Sc./Dipl.Arch.-ETH,Zurich) is an architect and scientist from Cairo, Egypt. He is the founder of the qualitative science of Biogeometry and the new architecture and design movement that uses the subtle energy effect of geometrical shapes to produce harmony in modern technological and natural environments. He successfully reduced the effects of "electrosmog" in several regions in Switzerland.

These projects were done in collaboration with the Swiss Mediation authority for Telecommunications and Environment, Swisscom, the main cellular provider and the local governments. Dr Karim held an advisory position in Egypt with the National Scientific Research Center to study the effect of geometric shapes on the life functions of micro-organisms. His website.

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