Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University, and the author of several best-selling books on psychology and spirituality. For the last six years he has been included in Watkins Mind, Body, Spirit magazine’s list of the ‘100 most spiritually influential…

Skip Archimedes

Ex-gymnastics champion Skip Archimedes is an empowering and truly transformational holistic health coach, high performance mentor and motivational speaker. Having initially overcome serious illnesses, a family break-up, obesity and depression to become British Gymnastics Champion, he then broke his back during a training session. Specialists said he…

Dr. John Crook

Dr John Crook, PhD. DSc (1930–2011) was Professor of Psychology at the University of Bristol for many years, yet it was in the Eastern practice of Chan Buddhism that he found peace. The first Western Dharma Heir of the late Chan Master Sheng-yen, he founded…

Master Sheng-Yen

Chan Master Sheng-yen (1930-2009) was a widely respected Chan (Chinese Zen) master who taught extensively in the West, with centres throughout North America, as well as dozens of others throughout the world. He founded the Dharma Drum Mountain (dharmadrum.org), a spiritual and educational foundation that…

Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda (1863–1902), a Hindu monk, was the foremost disciple of the sage Ramakrishna and a world spokesman for the school of Hindu philosophy called Vedanta. He founded the Ramakrishna Order in India in 1898 and was responsible for the revival of Hindu spiritualism and…

Professor Mick Gidley

Professor Mick Gidley was Emeritus Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Leeds (UK). He has written a number of books on Native American themes.

Rudolf Ritsema and Shantena Augusto Sabbadini

Rudolf Ritsema (1918–2006) was a renowned I Ching scholar and director of the international Eranos Centre for East West Studies, founded in the 1930s by C G Jung and Olga Froebe-Kapteyn. Ritsema refined and tested the initial translation of the text through the Eranos Round…

Tony Buzan

Tony Buzan is the world-renowned inventor of Mind Maps and the author of the multi-million-copy bestselling How to Mind Map and Mind Maps for Kids series. He appears regularly on television, radio and in print, and lectures all over the world. He advises international businesses,…

Judy Erel

Judy Erel is a painter, a poet, an art teacher and a meditation guide. In 2009 she began providing guided meditations and mandala-drawing activities in the haematology and oncology departments of major Israeli hospitals supported by the Roche Pharmaceuticals ‘Roche Lends a Hand’ project. Her…

Jim Self and Roxane Burnett

Jim Self is an international teacher, speaker and author who has been leading seminars on personal energy management and the tools of Mastering Alchemy for almost 30 years. He is one of the few spiritual teachers to keep pace with the on-going Shift in human…