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Wake Up Screenings

PREVIOUS SCREENINGS

August 11, New York City, Soho House

September 25, 26 Los Angeles, Laemmle Monica Cinema

October 2, Yelm WA, Yelm Cinemas

October 8, New York City, Jivamukti Yoga Studio

October 29 7pm at the University of Northern British Columbia, Weldwood Theater, Sponsored by Quantum Popcorn

Nov 15 Ramtha School of Enlightenment World Tour, Sportilla, Itlay

November 21 5pm at Waiheke Island Community Cinema, in Oneroa, Waiheke Island, New Zealand, Sponsored by Waiheke Spiritual Cinema Circle and Waiheke Wellness

December 1, 7:30pm  at The Alignment Center, 120 W 28th St, NYC, Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/138872

December 2, Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment, World Tour, Guadalajara, Mexico

December 5, Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment, World Tour, Bathurst, Australia

December 10 6:45pm and 8:45 pm Ashland, Oregon, at Hidden Springs Wellness

December 11, 7pm  Medford, Oregon, Center for Spiritual Living

December 12, 6:00pm Portland, OR at Clinton St Theater

December 18, 7:30pm, Atlanta, Georgia, at the Plaza Theater,1049 Ponce de Leon Ave – followed by Q&A with Jonas Elrod - Buy tickets for WAKE UP, Atlanta Premiere Screening

December 18, 7:00pm, Seattle Washington, at East West Bookshop – 6500 Roosevelt Way, NE, Seattle

January 7, 7:30pm Rhine Research Center, at Stedman Auditorium on Duke University campus, Durham, NC

January 9, 1:30pm Creekside Theater, 102401 Bottom Wood Lake Rd., Lake Country, BC, Canada, Tickets $10, email info@truelight.nu for reservations

January 9, 7pm Clinton St Theater, Portland OR

January 14, 7:00pm, Journeys – A Spiritual Community, Raleigh, NC

January 21, 7pm  Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore, 5531 Roswell Road NE Atlanta, GA. Q&A with Jonas Elrod

January 25, 7:30pm Black Cat Cinema, Roberts Creek Community Hall, Roberts Creek, BC, Canada

January 30, 7pm, The Nexus, 1414 Harbour Way South, #1010, Richmond, CA, 94804

February 4, 7pm, Sedona Creative Life Center, Sedona, AZ. followed by Q&A with Jonas Elrod and spiritual teacher Sunny Dawn Johnston. Tickets:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/143316

February 5, 7pm, Screening with Changing Hands Bookshop at Dobson High School, Tempe, AZ, Tickets at changinghands.com. Followed by Q&A with Jonas Elrod, Dr Gary Schwartz and Catherine Yunt

February 7, 7pm, University of Arizona, Gallagher Theater, Tucson, AZ Tickets:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/143290 Followed by Q&A with Jonas Elord, Dr Gary Schwartz and Catherine Yunt

February 9 & 13, 7pm, Brewvies Cinema Pub, 677 South 200 West, Salt Lake City, UT, sponsored by Evolver & Catalyst Magazine,  Contact:terra@neogeolotus.com for reservations

February 10, 7:30pm CCA Santa Fe, 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Followed by Q&A with Jonas Elrod, author/physician Larry Dossey, MD and healer Robin Benson, DOM.

February 11, 6:30pm, Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living, 2801 Louisiana Blvd, NE, Albuquerque, NM,

March 2, 7:30 pm Los Angeles at Crescent Heights United Methodist Church, 7866 Fountain Ave, West Hollywood, CA sponsored by Evolver LA

March 3, 7pm San Francisco screening at SeraPhi, 1117 Howard St, San Francisco CA, sponsored by Evolver SF and SeraPhi, Tickets:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/156788

March 4, 7pm Berkeley screening at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1924 Cedar St, Berkeley, CA, sponsored by Berkeley Psychic Institute, Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/156469

March 5, 7pm, Screening at Community Methodist Church, 777 Miramontes St, Half Moon Bay CA, Tickets $12 at http://tiny.cc/k9qoq

March 7, 7:30pm at Yoga Soup, 28 Parker Way, Santa Barbara CA, Contact: info@hopedance.org

April 14 7pm, Boston Screening and Q&A,  at First Parish Cambridge, 3 Church St, Harvard Sq, Cambridge, MA, Sponsored by Evolver Boston,

April 17, 3pm, Tucson AZ, Screening at Unity Church of Tucson, 3617 N Camino Blanco, Sponsored by IONS Tucson

May 2, 7pm Honolulu, HI, Screening at Bambu Venue, 1146 Bethel St, Honolulu, Tickets $10, info: 808 223 0130

May 7, 7pm Nashville Screening and Q&A at Center For Spiritual Living Nashville, 6705 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209, Sponsored by Conscious Nashville

May 18, 730pm, Evolver Palm Springs hosts a screening at Soncco Wasi in Joshua Tree, CA.

May 18, 630pm, Adyar Bookshop in Sydney Australia, 99 Bathurst St, Sydney, AU.

May 19, 7pm, Chicago Screening and Q&A, at Bodhi Spiritual Center, 2524 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL.

May 20 7pm Evanston, IL Screening with Q&A, at Lake Street Church, 607 Lake Street, Evanston, IL.

May 23 6pm Naples FL Screening, hosted by Evolver Naples, Private Screening with Q&A

May 25, 7pm, Tucson Screening at Grant Crossroads 6, 4811 E Grant Rd (corner of Swan), Tucson.

June 16 2:30pm Screening with Q&A at Festival of Enlightenment, Estes Park, Colorado, Go to festivalofenlightenment.com for details

June 17 6:30pm Denver Screening with Q&A at Scheitler Recreation Center @ Berkeley Park, 5031 W 46th Ave, Denver CO. Sponsored by For Heaven’s Sake.

June 25 9pm Vermont Screening with Q&A at the Wanderlust Festival at Stratton Mountain in Bondville VT.

June 26 INATS Conference screening in Denver, CO

July 22 7:00 pm in San Francisco. Hosted by Unity San Francisco – 2222 Bush St, San Francisco, CA.

July 23 8:30pm IONS International Conference in San Francisco

July 24 7:30pm in Santa Cruz. Hosted by The Visionary Edge at Center For Spiritual Living Santa Cruz, 1818 Felt St, Santa Cruz.

July 27 7:30pm in Palo Alto. Hosted by Unity Palo Alto, 3391 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

July 28 11am Screening at Topanga Film Festival, followed by panel discussion

July 29, 730pm Screening in Richmond CA, Hosted by Visionary Edge and NeXus

July 30 8:30pm Screening at Wanderlust Festival in Squaw Valley.

September 16 7:30pm screening in San Diego, CA. Hosted by Mueller College. Screening will be at Scottish Rite Event Center, followed by a Q&A.

October 7, 6:30pm at Simple Balance Holistic Center, 221 East Chicago St, Elgin, IL. Tickets $10. Followed by skype Q&A.

October 18, 7:00pm at Smith College, Seelye 201, Northampton MA.  Followed by Q&A with Jonas Elrod. For more info click Here.

October 21, 9pm at Science and Nonduality Conference in San Rafael, CA.

November 3, 8pm at New Realities Film Festival at META Center, 214 W 29th St, 16th Floor, NYC

November 4, 7:00pm at YogaWorks, 2207 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur CA.

November 5, 7:00pm at Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA.

November 7, 7:00pm at Berkeley Psychic Institute, 516 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa, CA.

November 8, 7:00pm at Masonic Hall, 373 N Main St Sebastapol, CA.

November 9, 7pm, San Francisco Screening, The Center SF, 548 Fillmore St (Between Fell and Oak). San Francisco.

November 11, 7pm at Cyclops, 30 West North Ave (at Maryland Ave), Baltimore, MD.

November 12, 6:30pm Screening at Self Connection Books, #125, 4611 Bowness Road NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Dec 5, 7pm at Maysles Cinema in NYC

December 11, 6:30pm at Wildlife Sanctuary, 221 Pine Street, Florence, MA.

December 14, 7pm at Randwick Ritz Cinema, 45 St Pauls St, Randwick, NSW, Australia.

January 21, 2012 7:30pm at The ATMA Center, 199 Oakwood Ave, West Hartford, CT 06119.

February 11, 7pm at Jivamukti Yoga, 841 Broadway, NYC.

February 12, 5pm at LA Conscious Life Expo, Hilton LAX.

February 24, 7:30pm at Earth House Collective. Sponsored by Evolver Indianapolis.

March 9, 7:30pm, at Breathing Room, 399 Kenwood Ave., Delmar, NY.

March 24, 7pm at CSL Downtown Chico, 830 Broadway, Chico CA

March 30, 7pm, at Triangle Center for Spiritual Living, 4900 Waters Edge, Raleigh, NC

April 19, 630pm at Jubilee Community, Asheville, NC.

April 20, 7pm, at Unity Center for Peace, 8800 Seawell School Rd, Chapel Hill, NC.

April 21, 7pm at Jengo’s Playhouse, 815 Princess St, Wilmington, NC, Tickets: $10 at the door.

April 27, 7:15pm, followed by Skype Q&A, at Sage Yoga & Wellness, 242 N 8th St, Ste 200, Boise ID

June 8 at Through the Veil Conference, at Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, GA

June 16, 6:30pm at Peregian Beach Community House, Queensland Australia.

Friday July 27, 7:30pm  hosted by Chicago’s Meditation Meetup at Holy Trinity Church.

September 20, 7pm,  Unity of Sedona- 65 Deer Trail Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336

October 6, 7pm New York Open Center Screening with Q&A.

October 12, Montecito Yoga, 1187 Coast Village Rd Suite 10C, Montecito, CA 93108

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Additional Footage

Clips from the film can be found below and more on our YouTube Channel

Sting Introduces WAKE UP at the NYC Premiere:

Radiohead track from WAKE UP:

Buy The DVD

ORDER YOUR WAKE UP DVD! Now with Spanish and English (SDH) subtitles!

“WAKE UP” DVD (2010): $19.95.
Jonas Elrod was leading an ordinary life until he woke up one day to a totally new reality. He suddenly could see and hear angels, demons, auras and ghosts. The documentary WAKE UP follows this fascinating story of an average guy who inexplicably developed the ability to access other dimensions. Physicians gave him a clean bill of health and were unable to provide an explanation. What was it? Why was it happening to him? One thing was certain for this 36-year old man – life as he had known it would never be the same.

WAKE UP includes interviews with experts in the field such as JZ Knight, Stephan Schwartz, Llewellyn Vaughn-Lee, Roshi Joan Halifax, Abdi Assadi and more.

Directed by Jonas Elrod and Chloe Crespi. Produced by Steve Hutensky. Running Time: 97 Minutes. DVDs are NTSC Region Code 0. English language only. Spanish and English (SDH) subtitles available with all DVDs. Distributed by Beyond Words Distribution.

Price: $19.95 plus shipping and handling. Visit the WAKE UP STORE.

Click Here to Watch the Trailer


Host a Screening

Organizations, schools and individuals can host their own screening of WAKE UP. It is a great way to raise awareness, promote a dialogue and possibly raise money for an organization.

Please contact us to get details on how to host your own screening. Email us at info at wakeupthefilm dot com.

Press on Wake Up Movie

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ENDORSEMENTS

Jonas/Light

“The film is a call to consciousness to everyone who sees it, an invitation to accept that there is more to this life than meets the eye.  ” – Sting & Trudie Styler

“A hugely important, life-changing film.” –Filmmaker Joe Berlinger (“Brother’s Keeper”, “Paradise Lost”, “Crude”)

PRESS ABOUT WAKE UP

THE HUFFINGTON POST – “WAKE UP” LOOKING FOR MEANING

THE HUFFINGTON POST – “SUPER SOUL SUNDAY: WAKE UP”

THE HUFFINGTON POST – WAKE UP WALL STREET, WAKE UP WORLD

EDGE MAGAZINE

MYSTIC MAMMA

RETAILING INSIGHT

VIVIDLIFE – “WAKE UP CHRONICLES THE SEARCH FOR ONE’S SPIRITUAL SELF”

NOETIC NOW, IONS ONLINE JOURNAL

MATADOR NETWORK, REVIEW OF WAKE UP

MATADOR NETWORK, Q&A WITH JONAS ELROD

SUPERCONSCIOUSNESS MAGAZINE

REALITY SANDWICH

JOBLO.COM REVIEW

CIRCLES OF LIGHTI love this film and what it seeks to awaken in all of us…”

EXTRAORDINARY INTELLIGENCE “A vision of possibilities”

MSN.COM HITLIST BLOG

MINDFUL METROPOLIS

HEAL PAIN NATURALLY

MERLIAN NEWS

COUNTING DOWN

SOCIETY FOR PSYCHICAL RESEARCH

NEW SPIRIT JOURNAL

LIVING INSPIRED TOUR

NEW CONSCIOUSNESS REVIEW

YOGACITYNYC

SPIRITUAL MEDIA BLOG

“Spiritual Development in NY” examiner.com

PAGE SIX

SHOWBIZ 411: “its as if a flash-sideways from the show Lost became a reality. The audience loved it. I predict a cult hit.” Roger Friedman – Showbiz 411

EXAMINER.COM

Hollywood Reporter – ‘Filmmaker sees dead people — for real’ 2010.03.12

MAGNET MAGAZINE

HM MAGAZINE

LISTEN TO RADIO INTERVIEWS ABOUT WAKE UP

11:11 Talk Radio 2/16/12

LIFEChanges with Filippo 1/9/12

X Zone Radio 12/12/11

Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, 12/1/11

The Jordan Rich Show, WBZ Boston, CBS Radio, 11/25/11

Cutting Edge Consciousness – 10/13/11

Mastering The Shift, Living Your Noetic Reality – 10/11/11

Jonas Elrod on Beyond The Ordinary 9/13/10

INTUITIVE ENCOUNTERS 10/25/10

SPIRIT WALKER 10/20/10

GARY MANTZ SHOW INTERVIEWS STEPHAN SCHWARTZ AND ROGER NELSON 10/24/10

JIM HAROLD’S PARANORMAL PODCAST 11/10

MIPTALK INTERVIEWS JONAS ELROD AND CHLOE CRESPI 11/10

AWAKENING TO CONSCIOUS CO-CREATION 11/3/10

STREETWISE SPIRITUALITY 11/12/10

SPIRITUALITY 101 11/12/10

ACHIEVE RADIO 11/11/10

FIRST VOICES INDIGENOUS RADIO 11/11/10

INNERSPEAK ADVENTURES 11/23/10

RADIO SERENIDAD 11/30/10

GARY MANTZ SHOW, interview with Jonas & Chloe 12/5/10

GUT AND BONE SHOW, 12/20/10

ANGELS ARE NEAR US 1/3/11

SIGNS OF LIFE, Forever Family Foundation 1/13/11

Visionary Culture with Laura Fox 2/28/11

VividLife Radio 4/12/11

World Spirituality on Unity.fm 4/19/11

Film Courage on LA Talk Radio 7/10/11

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Press Notes

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Screening Flyer

Wake Up local Press release

Wake Up Movie Synopsis

Jonas Elrod was leading an ordinary life until he woke up one day to a totally new reality. He suddenly could see and hear angels, demons, auras and ghosts.

The documentary movie WAKE UP follows this fascinating story of an average guy who inexplicably developed the ability to access other dimensions. Physicians gave him a clean bill of health and were unable to provide an explanation. What was it? Why was it happening to him? One thing was certain for this 36-year old man – life as he had known it would never be the same.

With his loving but skeptical girlfriend by his side, Jonas crisscrosses the country as he searches for answers and delves deeper into this thrilling world of the phenomenal and spiritual. Along the way, he encounters an amazing group of religious teachers, scientists, mystics and spiritual healers who help him piece together this intricate puzzle.

The film shows how all of us can search inward for our own peace and happiness while contributing towards a positive shift in global consciousness. WAKE UP is a call to consciousness to everyone who sees it; an invitation to accept that there is more to this life than meets the eye.

WAKE UP had its festival premiere at South by Southwest Film Festival in March 2009 and its New York City premiere, hosted by Sting and Trudie Styler, in April 2010. It is being released on DVD in September 2010 by Beyond Words, distributor of the acclaimed films “The Secret” and “What the Bleep Do We Know.” The movie is being privately screened throughout the fall of 2010

Wake Up Filmmakers

About The Filmmakers

Jonas Elrod (Director/Composer)

Jonas grew up in the south listening to people tell the most fascinating stories. Storytelling became his passion leading him to become a filmmaker.

After moving to New York, he got his start at the award winning production company Rockhard Films.  During his time there, Jonas worked on all aspects of production ranging from Director, Producer and Editor.  Focusing primarily on music videos and commercials, he worked with top artist and clients including Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Spike Lee, Nike and ESPN.

In the winter of 2003, Jonas began producing his first feature documentary BEARS.  On this project he traveled across the country for two years, shooting over 200 hours of footage.

So after eight years behind the camera he certainly didn’t expect his next project to be his own story.  His second documentary, WAKE UP, follows him on a personal journey looking for truth and meaning after experiencing a very radical and surprising spiritual awakening.

Jonas is currently signed with Grand Large Inc. as a commercial director and hard at work on his follow-up feature, a southern gothic spiritual thriller, JUNE’S LAST WISH.

Chloe Crespi (Director/Cinematographer)

Chloe Crespi is a professional photographer and filmmaker based in New York City.

Chloe was born and raised in the heart of the film industry in Hollywood CA. At 21, she left college and started working for commercial and music video directors full time. Chloe spent the next 4 years learning hands on, the ins and outs of directing from some of the top directors of the time (Michele Gondry, Marcus Nispell, Jake Scott, Jesse Dylan, etc.). Through her daily exposure to visual images, she also fell in love with photography, and took it as an opportunity to keep honing her visual eye and creativity. Chloe has been working as a professional photographer for the last 7 years in New York City. Her clients include Lucky, Esquire, Outside, Tatler, British Vogue, Latin Harpers Bazaar, Ocean Drive, Vanity Fair, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, and Teen Vogue among others. Her photography website is www.chloecrespi.com.

Steve Hutensky (Producer)

Steve Hutensky served as senior executive vice president and the head of business affairs for Relativity Media in Los Angles from June 2009 until September 2011.  At Relativity, he oversaw all business and legal aspects of the company’s single picture business, including production, development, acquisitions, financing and distribution.  Prior to joining Relativity, Steve worked as an independent producer based in New York City where he formed Walk The Walk Entertainment which he still runs today.

From 1995 to 2004, Steve worked as an executive at Miramax Films during the height of the studio’s success, holding a variety of top positions and serving as one of the principal advisors to the company’s co-chairman, Harvey Weinstein. At Miramax, Steve ran the business and legal affairs department for the Miramax label, served as a creative executive in the company’s production and development group and oversaw the company’s various non-film businesses including its book division and investments in magazines, real estate and restaurants. Steve served as executive producer on THE HUMAN STAIN directed by Robert Benton and staring Nicole Kidman and Anthony Hopkins and as executive in charge of production on COLD MOUNTAIN directed by Anthony Minghella and staring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellweger.

Christopher Seward (Editor/Co-Producer)
Christopher Seward is one of the premier editors in the documentary film world. Based in New York City, Chris served as one of the lead editors for Michael Moore’s hit films SICKO and FAHRENHEIT 9/11. Winner of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival’s Palme D’Or, FAHRENHEIT 9/11 is the highest grossing documentary film in history. Chris has been nominated twice as best documentary film editor of the year by the American Cinema Editors Guild, winning in 2008 for SICKO. In addition to his film credits, Chris has worked as an editor in television for over 10 years on award-winning programming for networks such as A&E, Discovery, PBS, and The History Channel. Expanding his filmmaking skills and experience, Chris has co-produced the last three films he’s edited and has been a consulting producer / creative consultant on several others. His most recent projects, “2012: Time For Change”, and “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” are scheduled for release in Fall 2010 and Spring 2011.

Kurt Engfehr (Consulting Producer)

Kurt Engfehr is one of the leading talents in the documentary film world. He served as a main editor and co-producer on two of Michael Moore’s biggest hits – the box office smash FAHRENHEIT 9/11 (which he edited with Chris Seward) and BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE is the 5th highest grossing documentary of all-time with $21.5 million at the domestic box office and $58 million worldwide. In addition to his collaborations with Michael Moore, Kurt also co-directed THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD which premiered at Sundance and which also won the audience award at Berlin; edited and served as co-producer on TRUMBO and A LEAGUE OF ORDINARY GENTLEMEN; edited AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD, A PLACE IN TIME, and SEAMLESS; produced AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL and served as co-producer on BIGGER, STRONGER, FASTER and TAKING LIBERTIES. He is currently serving as co-director on a FAT, SICK & NEARLY DEAD, a documentary about health and nutrition that’s part comedy road trip, part self-help manifesto. He’s also finishing up producing and editing duties on NO MANIFESTO, a rock doc about the UK band Manic Street Preachers.

Edward W. Stein (Associate Editor)

Edward W. Stein is an accomplished Freelance Editor and has a broad scope of experience in editing and post production in Television, Commercial, Corporate, Music Video, with a particular passion for Documentary Filmmaking. Edward has worked with various organizations including DCTV, 501 Films, TEDx, and Open Eye Productions. Edward has contributed to such notable projects as Wake Up, Main Street USA, Dirty Driving, Taking The Hill, and the award winning series Off To War. He began his career in post production after earning a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Film and Media Studies from Hunter College in New York City.

Experts in Spirituality, Paranormal

People We Meet in WAKE UP

Abdi Assadi, M.S., Lic. Ac., is an acupuncturist and spiritual counselor. Raised in Africa, Asia and New York city, he studied a range of healing practices including shamanism, psychotherapy and acupuncture. His work centers on helping his clients use their disease and dysfunction as a doorway to spiritual serenity. He is the author of Shadows on the Path: Revelations and Pitfalls On the Spiritual Journey.

JZ Knight is the unique channel of Ramtha and author of the best-selling autobiography, “A State of Mind, My Story.” Historians and religious experts who have studied her life’s work call JZ Knight the Great American Channel and recognize her as one of the most charismatic and compelling spiritual leaders of the modern age. JZ Knight and Ramtha have captivated and inspired audiences worldwide for the last three decades, bridging ancient wisdom and the power of consciousness together with the latest discoveries in science. JZ Knight has appeared on national TV shows, such as Larry King and The Merv Griffin Show, offering spiritual insight and inspiration to thousands of people from all over the world and all walks of life, including many well-known figures from the entertainment world. JZ Knight is the president of JZK, Inc and Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment (www.ramtha.com), a unique academy located in the foothills of Mt. Rainier in Washington State. The school was established in the 1980s and hosts over 10,000 students from the United States and 60 foreign countries. JZ Knight is the “channel” through which Ramtha delivers his message. Ramtha is an ascended Master Teacher who learned in his lifetime the unlimited potential of our minds for creating reality and the extraordinary in our lives. Ramtha lived as a human being on Earth 35,000 years ago. In that lifetime he discovered the true nature of the human person, the power of the mind, and the malleable nature of physical reality. Through his study of the nature of reality he achieved the supreme convergence of spirit and matter and became an ascended master. His powerful message of hope for humanity has already changed countless lives — none more powerfully and dramatically than JZ’s own life.

Roshi Joan Halifax is a Zen Buddhist, anthropologist, ecologist, civil rights activist, hospice caregiver, and author. She currently serves as Co-abbot and Guiding Teacher of Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Roshi Halifax received Dharma transmission from both Bernard Glassman and Thich Nhat Hanh, and previously studied under the Korean master Seung Sahn. In the 1970s, she collaborated on LSD research projects with Stanislav Grof, in addition to other collaborative efforts with mythologist Joseph Campbell and anthropologist Alan Lomax. She is founder of the Ojai Foundation in California, which she led from 1979 to 1990. As a socially engaged Buddhist, Halifax has done extensive work with the dying through her Project on Being with Dying (which she founded). She also founded the Upaya Prison Project. She was an Honorary Research Fellow at Harvard’s Peabody Museum, received a National Science Foundation Fellowship in Visual Anthropology, and was appointed as a Kluge Scholar at the Library of Congress. She is in the Board of Directors of the Mind and Life Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring the relationship between science and Buddhism.

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Ph.D., is a Sufi teacher in the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya Sufi Order. Born in London in 1953, he has followed the Naqshbandi Sufi path since he was nineteen. In 1991 he moved to Northern California and became the successor of Irina Tweedie, author of Daughter of Fire. In recent years the focus of his writing and teaching has been on spiritual responsibility in our present time of transition, and the emerging global consciousness of oneness (see www.workingwithoneness.org). He has also specialized in the area of dreamwork, integrating the ancient Sufi approach to dreams with the insights of modern psychology. Author of several books, Llewellyn lectures throughout the United States and Europe.

Roger Nelson, Ph.D., is an experimental psychologist with a special interest in the lesser known aspects of perception and cognition. During the 1970′s he was a professor at a small college in Vermont, who typically said yes when good students wanted to do experiments in parapsychology. A series of coincidences led him to Princeton University in 1980, where he coordinated research at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) lab until he retired in 2002. In 1997 he founded the Global Consciousness Project (GCP) which he continues to direct. Nelson’s broad interests in psychology, physics, philosophy, and the arts have generated many opportunities to collaborate with creative people, including the interdisciplinary teams at PEAR and the GCP, developing technologies and experimental applications to study consciousness, intention, and mind-matter interactions both in the laboratory and in natural situations.

At the PEAR lab, Nelson managed the development of a variety of intention-based experiments, making good use of Princeton’s extraordinary facilities. The University’s school of engineering was at the center of advances in electronic and computer technology, ensuring that the PEAR experiments were at the cutting edge. By 1993, Nelson was using random number generators (RNG) in the field to register correlations of data with special states of group consciousness even in the absence of intentions. A few years later, this work led naturally to the GCP, which exploits the same RNG technology as the lab and field experiments, but in a world-spanning instrument designed to monitor the effects of globally shared emotions or states of consciousness. Like many scientists working at the edges of what we know, Nelson is conservative, demanding high quality science that embodies both skepticism and an open mind. Based on a decade of increasingly persuasive evidence from the GCP analyses, he has shifted focus toward public presentations about the research and its implications.

Stephan A. Schwartz is a Senior Samueli Fellow for Brain, Mind and Healing at the Samueli Institute. He is a Research Associate of the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory of the Laboratories for Fundamental Research, and previously founder and Research Director of the Mobius laboratory, and Director of Research of the Rhine Research Center. For 40 years he has been studying the nature of consciousness, particularly that aspect independent of space and time. Schwartz is part of the small group that founded modern Remote Viewing research, and is the principal researcher studying the use of Remote Viewing in archaeology. Using Remote Viewing he discovered Cleopatra’s Palace, Marc Antony’s Timonium, ruins of the Lighthouse of Pharos, and sunken ships along the California coast, and in the Bahamas. In addition to numerous technical papers and reports on this work he has written four books: The Secret Vaults of Time, The Alexandria Project, Mind Rover and his latest, Opening to the Infinite. His submarine experiment, Deep Quest, using Remote Viewing helped determine that nonlocal perception is not an electromagnetic phenomenon. Other areas of interest include research into creativity and Therapeutic Intent/Healing. He is the columnist for the journal Explore, and editor of the daily web publication Schwartzreport which covers trends that are affecting the future.

Mark Johns-Colson is an enrolled member and a hereditary chief of the Chehalis Tribe. His hereditary name, Syk Amen, means .to remember like the sun. His bloodlines also consist of Yurok and Dakota. He currently lives on the Skokomish reservation in Washington state. He works with children and has co-founded a non-profit charity, Goodthinking 4 all our relations, which provides help for children living in poverty on North American reservations. To find out more about this charity visit 4allourrelations.org.

Umberto di Grazia was working with the Italian Military in the aeronautical field he undertook the study of geophysics specializing in the air school in Florence. He attended the Center for Experimental Cinematography in Rome and got a diploma in acting, becoming a film director and writer. But the great work of Umberto di Grazia is based on the stimulation of the information contained in the unconscious to bring them to a conscious level. Precognition, retro cognition, archeological findings through dreams, psychic intuition, telepathy and remote viewing phenomena are only some of the aspects that have been considered in his studies during these years. He is very well known at an international level for his unusual abilities. Groups of international researchers such as ” Mobius Group” from Los Angeles and Professor Elmar Gruber from Freiburg University in Germany have studied and appreciated his work.

Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Surgery at the University of Arizona, at the main campus in Tucson. In addition to teaching courses on health psychology and mind-body-spirit medicine, he is the director of the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health (formerly the Human Energy Systems Laboratory). In September 2002 he received a $1.8 million dollars grant from the National Center on Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health to create a Center for Frontier Medicine in Biofield Science at the University of Arizona, which he directed for four years. Gary received his Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University in 1971 and was an assistant professor at Harvard for five years. He later served as a professor of psychology and psychiatry at Yale University, director of the Yale Psychophysiology Center, and co-director of the Yale Behavioral Medicine Clinic, before moving to Arizona in 1988. He has published more than four hundred and fifty scientific papers, including six papers in the journal Science. Gary has also co-edited eleven academic books, is the author of The Energy Healing Experiments (2007), The G.O.D. Experiments (2006), The Afterlife Experiments (2002), The Truth about Medium (2005), and is co-author of The Living Energy Universe (1999). Gary is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the Society for Behavioral Medicine, and the Academy for Behavioral Medicine Research. He received a Young Psychologist Award and an Early Career Award for Distinguished Research from the American Psychological Association. He has served as President of the Biofeedback Society of America and the Health Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association. In 2004 he received a Distinguished Scientist Award for Energy Psychology from the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, and in 2006 a Distinguished Scientist Award from the United States Psychotronic Association. His new book, “The Sacred Promise” was released in January 2011.

Richard A. Friedman, MD is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Director of the Psychopharmacology Clinic. He specializes in Anxiety and Mood Disorders and has expertise in Psycho-Pharmacology and Refractory Depression. Dr. Friedman is also actively involved in clinical research of Mood Disorders. In particular, he is involved in several ongoing randomized clinical trials of both approved and investigational drugs for the treatment of major Depression, Chronic depression, and Dysthymia. Dr. Friedman is also a frequent contributor to the New York Times science section where he writes on Behavioral Science.

Theodore H. Schwartz, MD received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. After completing his residency and chief residency in Neurosurgery at The Neurological Institute of NewYork at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Schwartz spent a year at Yale-New Haven Medical Center receiving advanced fellowship training. Dr. Schwartz specializes in the surgical treatment of brain tumors, pituitary tumors and epilepsy using the latest techniques in computer-guided surgical navigation, minamally invasive endoscopy and microsurgery. Dr. Theodore H. Schwartzhas provided commentary for numerous television shows on ABC, NBC, Larry King and CBS in addition to national radio shows. His expertise has been sought through interviews, quoted and published, in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, Crain’s New York Business and is asked to lecture throughout the country and world. He has published many scholarly articles for the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Epilepsia, Clinical Neurosurgery the Journal of Neuro-Oncology, Nature Medicine, NeuroImage and the Journal of Neuroscience. Dr. Schwartz has been named one of New York’s Super Doctors, Best Doctors New York and America’s Top Surgeons. He has recently co-authored a book on Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery.

Dr. Robert Zimmerman received his M.D. from the Einstein College of Medicine in 1972 and was a radiology resident at Montefiore Medical Center from 1973 through 1976. Following a fellowship in Neuroradiology at the George Washington University Medical Center, he returned to Montefiore as an attending Neuroradiologist and Assistant Professor at Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Zimmerman moved to Cornell University and The New York Hospital in 1983. He is currently Executive Vice Chair and Professor of Radiology at the WCMC and Director of Diagnostic Imaging at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Zimmerman’s area of interest is adult Neuroradiology. He has authored publications on head trauma, MR features of hemorrhage, and CNS inflammatory disease. He has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and 20 invited papers/book chapters. He is a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Neuroradiology and immediate past president of the American Society of Neuroradiology. He is a member of the Radiology Review Review Committee (RRC) of the ACGME and Board of Trustee of the American Board of Radiology.

Reverend Edwin E. Ford, Sr. is the Founder and Pastor of Crossroads For Life Ministries(CFLM) in Douglasville, Georgia. The ministry is a Full Gospel Non-denominational, Christ-Centered Ministry. CFLM was born out of a revelatory word spoken by the Holy Spirit of God to Pastor Ford, to aid him in, “Putting People’s Lives Back on Track.” God has given Pastor Ford an anointed message of encouragement, healing, and restoration; laced within the goal of winning souls for the Kingdom. He accomplishes this task through an anointed practical preaching and teaching of God’s word. Pastor Ford is also the Founder and Executive Director of Vision 21 Concepts, Inc. (also called Vision 21). Vision 21 isa volunteer community service program which focuses on restoring communities by restoring lives. As Executive Director, he oversees several programs to equip people with the tools and techniques to excel in their lives. The programs are Computer for Kids, Academic Incentive Program and The Door. These programs are designed to enable youth, economically disadvantaged individuals and families, ex-offenders and the homeless to strive academically and towards self-sufficiency. Pastor Ford retired from the Georgia Department of Corrections in February 2006, after fifteen years of exemplary service. The synergy of these unique careers has truly been the cornerstone of his life and ministry. He graduated from Savannah State University with graduate work at Armstrong State College. He has received numerous civic, community and governmental awards for his extensive work within our community and was named “Douglas County 2001 Citizen of the Year.” He is also the editor of the highly acclaimed Christian Quarterly, “The Conductor”. The people he cherishes the most are his beautiful family which includes his lovely wife Tracey and his four wonderful children, Beyunka, Edwin Jr., Heaven and Emani.