Category:Nautilus Book Award winners
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The following 39 pages are in this category, out of 39 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 39 pages are in this category, out of 39 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Michael Beckwith – Beckwith was ordained in Religious Science in 1985. He is married to New Thought musician Rickie Byars Beckwith. Beckwith was one of the bestselling book by the same name that followed the film. Beckwith speaks at conferences and seminars. In 2011, Beckwith released a collection of remixed lectures set to electronic dance music by Stephen Bray and John Potoker. Beckwith was featured in the documentary The Secret. Beckwith has been a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The Dalai Lama, in The Synthesis Dialogues. Beckwith also appeared in a feature-length documentary about the Dalai Lama, narrated by Harrison Ford. The movie also includes Bruce Lipton Ph.D, Gary Null Ph.D, Morgan Spurlock. Michael Beckwith is also known for his support of the largest volunteer end of life care organization within the Veterans Administration system.Michael Beckwith – Michael Beckwith founded the Agape Spiritual Center
2. Charles, Prince of Wales – Charles, Prince of Wales, is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. He was born at Buckingham Palace as the first grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. After earning a bachelor of arts degree from Cambridge, he served in the Royal Navy from 1971 to 1976. In 1981, they had two sons: Prince William later to become Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry. In 1996, the couple divorced, following extramarital affairs. Diana died in a crash in Paris the following year. In 2005, he married Camilla Parker Bowles. He has sought to raise world awareness such as climate change. As an environmentalist, Charles has received numerous awards and recognition from environmental groups around the world. His support including homeopathy, has been criticised by some in the medical community. Charles has been outspoken on the role of the conservation of historic buildings. Subsequently, he created an experimental new town based on his theories, in Dorset in 1993. Charles was baptised in the palace's Music Room by the Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher, on 15 December 1948. When Prince Charles was aged three his mother's accession as Queen Elizabeth II made her heir apparent. He attended his mother's coronation on 2 June 1953, seated alongside his grandmother and aunt.Charles, Prince of Wales – The Prince of Wales in Jersey, July 2012
3. Deepak Chopra – Deepak Chopra is an Indian American author, public speaker, alternative medicine advocate, a prominent figure in the New Age movement. Through his videos, Chopra has become one of the best-known and wealthiest figures in alternative medicine. He studied medicine before emigrating to the United States in 1970 where he completed residencies in internal medicine and endocrinology. As a licensed physician, Chopra became chief of staff in 1980. Chopra became involved with the Transcendental Meditation movement. Chopra resigned his position at NEMH shortly after to establish the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center. He gained a following after his interview on the The Oprah Winfrey Show regarding his books. "that can not age or die". Chopra claims that his practices can also treat chronic disease. The ideas Chopra promotes have been regularly criticized as pseudoscience. This criticism has been described as ranging "from dismissive damning". For example, Robert Carroll states Chopra attempts to integrate Ayurveda with quantum mechanics to justify his teachings. Chopra is described as "arrogantly obstinate". Richard Dawkins publicly exposed Chopra, accusing him to use "jargon as plausible-sounding hocus pocus". He was born to Krishan Lal Chopra and Pushpa Chopra.Deepak Chopra – Chopra on January 13, 2011
4. Judy Collins – The single hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and won Collins her first Grammy Award for Best Folk Performance. Collins enjoyed further success with her covers of "Someday Soon", "Cook with Honey". She experienced the biggest success of her career from her best-selling 1975 album Judith. She was born the eldest of five siblings in Seattle, Washington, where she spent the first ten years of her life. The family moved there. She studied classical piano with Antonia Brico, performing Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos. Years later, after she became known internationally, Collins invited Brico in Denver. Later she discovered that Brico herself had made a living when she was younger playing jazz and ragtime piano. In her early life, she had the good fortune of meeting professional musicians through her father. Three years after her debut as a prodigy, Collins was playing guitar. Her music became popular at the University of Connecticut, where her husband taught. Collins performed along with David Grisman and Tom Azarian. In 1961, she released A Maid of Constant Sorrow, at age 22. Collins recorded her own versions of important songs from the period, such as Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" and Pete Seeger's "Turn, Turn, Turn". She was also instrumental in bringing little-known musicians to a wider public.Judy Collins – Judy Collins performing at The Bromeley Family Theater in Bradford, Pennsylvania, on February 5, 2009
5. 14th Dalai Lama – The 14th Dalai Lama /ˈdɑːlaɪ ˈlɑːmə/, /ˌdælaɪ ˈlɑːmə/ is the current Dalai Lama. Dalai Lamas are important monks of the newest school of Tibetan Buddhism, nominally headed by the Ganden Tripas. During the 1959 Tibetan uprising, the Dalai Lama fled to India, where he currently lives as a refugee. The 14th Dalai Lama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. His family was of Monguor extraction. Diki Tsering, gave birth to him on a straw mat in the cowshed behind the house. He was one of seven siblings to survive childhood. The eldest was eighteen years his senior. Thupten Jigme Norbu, had been recognised at the age of eight as the reincarnation of the high Lama Taktser Rinpoche. Jetsun Pema, spent most of her adult life on the Tibetan Children's Villages project. The Regent, Reting Rinpoche, afterwards had a vision at the sacred lake of Lhamo La-tso indicating Amdo as the region to search. This team, led by Kewtsang Rinpoche, went first to meet the Panchen Lama, stuck in Jyekundo, in northern Kham. The Panchen Lama had been investigating births of unusual children in the area ever since the death of the 13th. He gave the names of three boys whom he had discovered and identified as candidates. Within a year the Panchen Lama had died.14th Dalai Lama – Tenzin Gyatso
6. Amy Goodman – Amy Goodman is an American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter, author. Goodman's investigative career includes coverage of the East Timor independence movement and Chevron Corporation's role in Nigeria. Since 1996, Goodman has hosted Democracy Now!, an independent global news program broadcast daily on radio, television and the Internet. In 2012, she received the Gandhi Peace Award for a "significant contribution to the promotion of an enduring international peace". In 2016, Goodman was criminally charged with her coverage of protests of the Bakken pipeline. The charges, which were condemned to Protect Journalists, were dismissed on October 17, 2016. Amy Goodman was born on April 1957, in Washington, D.C.. George Goodman, was an ophthalmologist, her mother, Dorothy, a literature teacher, then social worker. Goodman is from an Orthodox Jewish family; her maternal grandfather was an Orthodox Rabbi. Raised in New York, Goodman graduated from Bay Shore High School in 1975, from Radcliffe College in 1984, with a degree in anthropology. She spent a year studying in Bar Harbor, Maine. Two villagers were killed during the standoff. Soon after landing, the Nigerian military killed two of the protesters, Jola Ogungbeje and Aroleka Irowaninu, wounded 11 others. Chevron spokesperson Sola Omole acknowledged that use of troops was at the request of Chevron's management. Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria's Oil Dictatorship, won the George Polk Award in 1998.Amy Goodman – Goodman addresses the 2010 Chicago Green Festival.
7. Thom Hartmann – Thomas Carl "Thom" Hartmann is an American radio host, author, former psychotherapist, entrepreneur, progressive political commentator. He has hosted a nationally syndicated radio show, The Thom Hartmann Program, since 2008. After being a DJ at Lansing, Michigan country station WITL-FM in the late 1960s, he was an entrepreneur, writer, humanitarian for nearly 30 years. Hartmann founded its subsidiary Sprayberry Travel, among other ventures. Hartmann also founded a home for abused and special-needs children, in New Hampshire. Since 1992, he has written many books on politics, psychology. His 1992 book ADD: A Different Perception brought to national attention the hunter vs. farmer theory of attention deficit disorder. Hartmann moved in 2009. The show is also broadcast on community/non-profit stations via Pacifica Radio and Free Speech TV. The Thom Hartmann Program is one of the top progressive talk radio programs. In 2008 he started The Big Picture. The RT network began carrying the show in 2010. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Carl Thomas Hartmann. His other ancestry includes Welsh and English. Hartmann later grew up in Lansing, Michigan.Thom Hartmann – Hartmann speaks at the 2010 Chicago Green Fest
8. Mariel Hemingway – Mariel Hadley Hemingway is an American actress and author. Amid mental health struggles, Hemingway's star faded in the 1990s. She has also co-produced videos about yoga and holistic living. Another, Out Came the Sun, in 2015. Hemingway was born in Mill Valley, California, Jack Hemingway, a writer. Her sisters are Margaux Hemingway. Margaux, an model, died of a barbiturate overdose at age 42 in 1996. Her paternal grandparents were Nobel Prize-laureate novelist Ernest Hemingway, who committed suicide four months before she was born. She was named after the Cuban port of Mariel -- her grandfather visited the village regularly to go fishing. Her middle name was her paternal grandmother's. She spent part of her adolescence in New York City. Hemingway's first role was in the film Lipstick, in which they played sisters. She was nominated as "Best Newcomer" for the Golden Globe Award that year. Just 16 during filming, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Hemingway successfully resisted his advances.Mariel Hemingway – Hemingway in 2011
9. Jean Houston – Jean Houston is an American author involved in the "human potential movement." Along with Robert Masters, she co-founded The Foundation for Mind Research. Her father was a writer who developed material for stage, television and the movies. His work required the family, to move frequently. After the breakup of her parents' marriage, she spent her teen years in New York City. Houston attended Barnard College in New York City. She subsequently earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from Union Graduate School and a Ph.D. from Graduate Theological Foundation. The two soon became known for their work in the Human Potential Movement. Together they founded The Foundation for Mind Research. Houston taught from 1965 to 1972. She was a lecturer at Hunter College for less than a year in 1961. Her interest in anthropology brought with Margaret Mead, who lived with Houston and Masters for several years before her death in 1978. In 1982, Houston began teaching a seminar based on the concept of "the ancient mystery schools." Houston suggested an imaginary meeting between the deceased Eleanor Roosevelt. The First Lady duly submitted to the "visioning" and "role-playing" game.Jean Houston – Beliefs
10. David Korten – David C. His best-known publication is, When Corporations Rule the World. In 2011, Korten was named an Utne Reader visionary. David Korten was born in Longview, Washington, in 1937 and is a 1955 graduate of its R. A. Long High School. Korten received a master of Ph.D. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Korten said: "My early career was devoted to setting up business schools in low-income countries -- starting with Ethiopia". While at Stanford in the 1950s, Korten married Frances Fisher Korten, with whom he now lives on Bainbridge Island near Seattle, Washington. Korten also served to the Nicaragua-based Central American Institute of Business Administration. Korten also concluded that the United States was actively promoting -- both at home and abroad -- the very policies that were deepening the global crisis. He is co-founder and chair of the Positive Futures Network, which publishes the quarterly YES! Magazine. Building on the arguments put forward in his 1995 book When Corporations Rule the World, he expands on several of the themes. Korten also argues that corporations are modern versions of empire, both being social organizations based through violence. This will precipitate major changes to the current social structure.David Korten
11. Taigen Dan Leighton – Taigen Dan Leighton is a Soto Zen priest and teacher, academic, author. Leighton began his Zen practice in 1975 at the New York Zen Center, training under Kando Nakajima roshi. He studied at Columbia University, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in East Asian studies. Leighton worked as a television and film editor in New York City, then San Francisco. In 1986, Leighton was ordained as a priest by Tenshin Reb Anderson. Leighton lived from 1990 -- 1992, training under various masters. In 1994, Leighton founded the Mountain Source Sangha in San Francisco, California. In 2000, Leighton received shiho, or Dharma transmission, from Tenshin Anderson. Leighton has been involved in many interfaith dialogue programs, including conducting Buddhist–Christian dialogue workshops. He has long been active in various Engaged Buddhist programs including Peace activism. He is on the International Advisory Council of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. Over the years, Leighton has taught at various universities around the world. Just This Is It: Dongshan and the Practice of Suchness. Boston: Shambhala. ISBN 978-1-61180-228-3.Taigen Dan Leighton – Taigen Dan Leighton
12. Dave Pelzer – David James "Dave" Pelzer is an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books. He is best known for his 1995 memoir of abuse, A Child Called "It". Pelzer was the second of five boys. He grew up in the city of California. He is the son of Stephen Joseph Pelzer, Catherine Roerva Christen Pelzer. His teachers stepped on March 5, 1973, wherein 12-year-old Pelzer was placed in foster care. At age 18 he served in the Gulf War. Pelzer married in the 1980s with whom he had a son. In 1996, he carried a torch in the 1996 Summer Olympics torch relay. Many years later he married his second wife, Marsha, his editor. A Child called "It" describes from his viewpoint about the severe abuse he suffered as a child. He writes how his mother was physically and emotionally abusive from ages 4 to 12. He mentioned that his father was not active in stopping the conflicts between Pelzer and his alcoholic mother. In 1973 at age 12 he was sent to a foster family. In the book he uses pseudonyms to reference his relatives.Dave Pelzer – Pelzer speaking to Airmen while visiting troops in Southwest Asia.
13. Daniel Pinchbeck – Daniel Pinchbeck is an American author living in New York's East Village. Pinchbeck edited the publishing imprint, Evolver Editions, with North Atlantic Books. Pinchbeck was featured in the 2010 documentary, 2012: Time for Change, produced by Mangusta Films. Pinchbeck is the founder of Center for Planetary Culture, which produced the Regenerative Society Wiki. His new book How Soon Is Now? will be published in February 2017 by Watkins Press. He has personal roots in the New York counterculture of the 1950s and 1960s. His history is traced back to Christopher Pinchbeck, a London clockmaker who invented the family's eponymous alloy, a cheap substitute for gold. He was a founder of the literary magazine Open City with fellow writers Thomas Beller and Robert Bingham. Pinchbeck has written including Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, The Village Voice, Rolling Stone. Pinchbeck has been a regular columnist for a number of magazines, including Dazed & Confused. Pinchbeck also looked at use of psychedelic substances in a de-sacralized modern context. He concludes with an account of receiving a transmission of prophetic material by the Mesoamerican Quetzalcoatl. This claim was enough to get the book dropped by its planned publisher, delaying its release for the greater part of a year. At the time, Pinchbeck was in the Amazon, participating in ceremonies of a Brazilian religion that uses ayahuasca as its sacrament. Through the Maya calendar in the context of New Age beliefs, Pinchbeck's book has contributed to Mayanism.Daniel Pinchbeck – Born
14. Jeremy Rifkin – Jeremy Rifkin is an American economic and social theorist, writer, public speaker, political advisor, activist. He is the author on the economy, the workforce, society, the environment. Jeremy Rifkin has been an advisor to the European Union since 2000. The Third Industrial Revolution is now being implemented by various agencies within the European Commission. He has also been advising the leadership of the People's Republic of China in recent years. He and his colleagues have also made it the core of the country's thirteenth Five-Year Plan..." Rifkin is ranked #123 in the WorldPost / HuffingtonPost 2015 global survey of "The World's Most Influential Voices." Rifkin is also listed among the top 10 most economic thinkers in the survey. He has lectured over the past thirty five years. He was born to Vivette Ravel Rifkin, daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants to Texas, Milton Rifkin, a plastic-bag manufacturer. Rifkin grew up on the southwest side of Chicago. Mr. Rifkin was also the recipient of the University of Pennsylvania's General Alumni Association's Award of Merit 1967. I got very upset." Rifkin organized the next day. From on, he quickly became an active member of the peace movement.Jeremy Rifkin – Jeremy Rifkin
15. Hedrick Smith – He was educated at Williams College, where he was a brother of Alpha Delta Phi. After graduating from Williams College he did graduate work at Oxford University. He was a reporter for the New York Times from 1962 to 1988. In 1971, Smith worked as diplomatic correspondent. Smith has worked since 1989 where he created 26 prime-time specials. His work focused on topics such as terrorism, Wall Street, Soviet perestroika, Wal-Mart, Enron, tax evasion, educational reform, health care, Washington's power game. He appeared on television and news programs. The former Times Washington Bureau Chief produced more than 50 hours of long-form documentary television. It has been widely used in university and college courses. In addition for reporting excellence, his programs have won two national public service awards. In 1971, he was a member of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize on the Pentagon Papers. He won the Pulitzer Prize for stories from Russia and Eastern Europe. Smith has also won many television awards. He has shared the Columbia-Dupont Gold Baton for the year's best public affairs program on U.S. television twice. He has also won the George Polk, George Peabody and Hillman awards for his excellence in reporting along with two public service awards.Hedrick Smith – Hedrick Smith, signing his book Who Stole the American Dream? after a talk at the Library of Congress, May 29, 2014.
16. David Suzuki – David Takayoshi Suzuki, CC OBC is a Canadian academic, science broadcaster and environmental activist. Since the mid-1970s, he has been known about nature and the environment. Suzuki is best known as host of The Nature of Things, seen in over forty nations. Suzuki is also well known for criticizing governments for their lack of action to protect the environment. The Foundation's priorities are: oceans and sustainable fishing, climate change and clean energy, Suzuki's Nature Challenge. The Foundation also works on ways to help protect the oceans from large oil spills such as the spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He has also served from 1982 to 1987. He was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 2009. The Legacy, won the Nautilus Book Award. Suzuki is a Companion of the Order of Canada. He was the top finalist still alive. He has a twin sister named Marcia, well as two other siblings, Geraldine and Dawn. Suzuki was born to Setsu Nakamura and Kaoru Carr Suzuki in Vancouver, British Columbia, where his parents were also born. Suzuki's paternal grandparents had emigrated to Canada at the beginning of the 20th century from Hiroshima and Aichi Prefecture respectively. A third-generation Japanese-Canadian, his family suffered internment in British Columbia from early during the Second World War until after the war ended in 1945.David Suzuki – Suzuki in 2009
17. Eckhart Tolle – In 2011, Tolle was listed by Watkins Review as the most spiritually influential person in the world. In 2008, a New York Times writer called Tolle "the most popular spiritual author in the United States". He has said that he was depressed for much of his life until he underwent, at an "inner transformation". Tolle then spent several years wandering "in a state of deep bliss" before becoming a spiritual teacher. The Power of A New Earth sold an estimated three million and five million copies respectively in North America by 2009. In 2008, approximately million people participated in a series of 10 live webinars with Tolle and television talk show host Oprah Winfrey. He has been influenced by a wide range of spiritual works. Tolle has lived since 1995. He felt alienated from a hostile school environment. He also experienced considerable anxiety growing up in post-war Germany, where he would play in bombed-out buildings. Tolle later stated that pain "was in the field of the country". At the age of 13, Tolle moved to Spain to live with his father. Tolle's father did not insist that his son attend high school, so Tolle elected to study astronomy and various languages at home. At the age of 15, he read also known as Bô Yin Râ. He has said he responded "deeply" to those books.Eckhart Tolle – photograph by Kyle Hoobin
18. Desmond Tutu – He was the first black Archbishop of Cape Town and bishop of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa. Tutu has campaigned to fight tuberculosis, poverty, racism, sexism, transphobia. He has also compiled several books of his speeches and sayings. Desmond Mpilo Tutu was born in Klerksdorp, Transvaal, the only son. Tutu's family moved to Johannesburg when he was twelve. His mother was a cook at a school for the blind. Here he met Trevor Huddleston, a parish priest in the black slum of Sophiatown. "One day," said Tutu, "I was standing in the street with my mother when a white man in a priest's clothing walked past. As he passed us he took off his hat to my mother. I couldn't believe my eyes -- a white man who greeted a working woman!" Although Tutu wanted to become a doctor, his family could not afford the training, he followed his father's footsteps into teaching. However, Tutu resigned in protest at the educational prospects for black South Africans. Tutu then attended King's College London, where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees in theology. During this time he worked as a part-time curate, first at St Alban's Church, Golders Green, then at St Mary's Church in Bletchingley, Surrey. He later returned to South Africa and became chaplain at the University of Fort Hare in 1967.Desmond Tutu – Tutu in 2013
19. Marianne Williamson – Marianne Deborah Williamson is an American spiritual teacher, author and lecturer. She has published eleven books, including four New York Times one bestsellers. She serves on the Board of Directors of the RESULTS organization, which works to end poverty around the world. Williamson is also behind Sister Giant, a series of seminars and teaching sessions that provides women with the information and tools needed to be political candidates. Through these seminars, she encourages women to align their politics with their spiritual values. In December 2006, a Newsweek poll named her one of the fifty most influential baby boomers. A quote from her book A Return to Love, "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure," often attributed to Nelson Mandela, is one of the most oft-quoted passages of our time. Marianne was born in 1952. She is the youngest of three children of Samuel "Sam" Williamson, his homemaker wife, Sophie Ann. In 1979 Williamson returned to Houston, where she ran a metaphysical bookstore. In 1987 she helped found the Los Angeles Center for Living, a facility for those with life-threatening illnesses. Two years later she began Project Angel Food, to deliver meals to AIDS patients. In 1990 Williamson had India Emmaline. She instead chose to raise India alone as an "unwed Jewish mother."Marianne Williamson – Founders
20. Naomi Wolf – Naomi R. Wolf is an American author, journalist and former political advisor to Al Gore and Bill Clinton. Wolf first came as the author of The Beauty Myth. With the book, she became a leading spokeswoman of what was later described as the third wave of the feminist movement. Such leading feminists as Betty Friedan praised the book; others, like Camille Paglia and Christina Hoff Sommers, criticized it. She has since written other books, including her latest Vagina: A New Biography. Her career began in 1995 and has included topics such as abortion, the Occupy Wall Street movement, Edward Snowden and ISIS. She has written in venues such as The Nation, The Huffington Post. Writers in Salon.com, National Review, Alternet, The Atlantic have for some time criticized her journalism as conspiratorial and overblown. Wolf was born to a Jewish family. Her mother is Deborah Goleman, the author of The Lesbian Community. Her father is Yiddish translator Leonard Wolf. She debated in regional speech tournaments as a member of the Lowell Forensic Society. Wolf then attended Yale University where in 1984, she received her Bachelor of Arts in English literature. From 1985 to 1987, she was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. Due to Wolf's feeling that the university had not taken her complaint seriously, she made her public.Naomi Wolf – Wolf in 2008
21. Gary Zukav – Gary Zukav is an American spiritual teacher and the author of four consecutive New York Times Best Sellers. The Dancing Wu Li Masters, won a U.S. National Book Award. Gary Zukav spent his early childhood in San Antonio and Houston. His family moved to Pittsburg, Kansas, while he was in fourth grade. In 1960 he graduated as valedictorian. During that time he became an Eagle Scout, Governor of Kansas Boy's State, Kansas State Debate championship team member twice. Morris Louis Zukav, owned a jewelry store and his mother, Lorene Zukav, was a housewife who raised him and his younger sister. In 1959, he matriculated in 1960. In his junior year he left Harvard to motorcycle before returning the following year. In 1965 he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He entered U.S. Army Infantry Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in 1966. He was discharged from the U.S. Army in 1968 as 1st Lieutenant. Zukav moved to San Francisco, California, that same year. He later described this book as his "first gift to Life". In 1993 he met Linda Francis.Gary Zukav – Zukav in 2009