Category:Nautilus Book Award winners
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1. Michael Beckwith – Beckwith was ordained in Religious Science in 1985. He is married to New Thought musician Rickie Byars Beckwith, Beckwith is founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, co-founder of the Association for Global New Thought, and co-chair of the Season for Nonviolence along with Arun Gandhi. In 1986, he founded the Agape International Spiritual Center, a community which today counts a membership of 9,000 individuals who study. Beckwith was one of the teachers in The Secret movie. Beckwith teaches meditation, affirmative prayer, and speaks at conferences and he is the originator of the Life Visioning Process, a technique purporting to offer its practitioners a method for putting a stop to being a passive tourist in ones life. In 2011, Beckwith released TranscenDance, a collection of remixed lectures set to dance music by Stephen Bray. Beckwith is a leader in the New Thought Movement, and was featured in the documentary The Secret, Beckwith has been a frequent guest on Larry King Live on CNN, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Beckwith has participated with other New Thought ministers, and the Dalai Lama, Beckwith also appeared in Dalai Lama Renaissance, a feature-length documentary about the Dalai Lama, narrated by Harrison Ford. In January 2009, Beckwith appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, and a live webinar with Oprah Winfrey presenting his book, Spiritual Liberation, and DVD of the same name. He also appears in the films Raw for Life and Raw for 30 days, the movie also includes Bruce Lipton Ph. D, Gary Null Ph. D, Julian Whitaker M. D. Woody Harrelson, and Morgan Spurlock. Michael Beckwith is also known for his support of TheTwilightBrigade. org, the largest volunteer end of life care organization within the Veterans Administration systemMichael 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. Known alternatively in South West England as Duke of Cornwall and in Scotland as Duke of Rothesay, he is the heir apparent in British history. He is also the oldest person to be next in line to the throne since Sophia of Hanover, Charles was born at Buckingham Palace as the first grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. After earning a bachelor of degree from Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1981, he married Lady Diana Spencer and they had two sons, Prince William later to become Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, in 1996, the couple divorced, following well-publicised extramarital affairs. Diana died in a car crash in Paris the following year, in 2005, Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles. Charles has sought to raise awareness of the dangers facing the natural environment. As an environmentalist, he has received awards and recognition from environmental groups around the world. His support for alternative medicine, including homeopathy, has been criticised by some in the medical community and he has been outspoken on the role of architecture in society and the conservation of historic buildings. Subsequently, Charles created Poundbury, a new town based on his theories. He has authored a number of books, including A Vision of Britain, A Personal View of Architecture in 1989 and he was baptised in the palaces Music Room by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Geoffrey Fisher, on 15 December 1948. When Prince Charles was aged three his mothers accession as Queen Elizabeth II made him her heir apparent. As the monarchs eldest son, he took the titles Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles and Prince. Charles attended his mothers coronation at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953, seated alongside his grandmother, as was customary for upper-class children at the time, a governess, Catherine Peebles, was appointed and undertook his education between the ages of five and eight. Buckingham Palace announced in 1955 that Charles would attend school rather than have a private tutor, Charles then attended two of his fathers former schools, Cheam Preparatory School in Berkshire, England, followed by Gordonstoun in the north-east of Scotland. He reportedly despised the school, which he described as Colditz in kilts. Upon his return to Gordonstoun, Charles emulated his father in becoming Head Boy and he left in 1967, with six GCE O-levels and two A-levels in history and French, at grades B and C, respectively. Tradition was broken again when Charles proceeded straight from school into universityCharles, Prince of Wales – The Prince of Wales in Jersey, July 2012
3. Deepak Chopra – Deepak Chopra is an American author, public speaker, alternative medicine advocate, and a prominent figure in the New Age movement. Through his books and videos, he has one of the best-known. Chopra studied medicine in India before emigrating to the United States in 1970 where he completed residencies in internal medicine, as a licensed physician, he became chief of staff at the New England Memorial Hospital in 1980. He met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1985 and became involved with the Transcendental Meditation movement and he resigned his position at NEMH shortly thereafter to establish the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center. Chopra gained a following in 1993 after his interview on the The Oprah Winfrey Show regarding his books and he then left the TM movement to become the executive director of Sharp HealthCares Center for Mind-Body Medicine and in 1996 he co-founded the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. Chopra believes that a person may attain perfect health, a condition that is free from disease, that never feels pain, and he claims that his practices can also treat chronic disease. As of 2014, Deepak Chopra lived in a condominium in Manhattan. The ideas Chopra promotes have been criticized by medical and scientific professionals 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 argues that what he calls quantum healing cures any manner of ailments, including cancer and this has led physicists to object to his use of the term quantum in reference to medical conditions and the human body. His treatments benefit from the response, and some argue that his claims for the effectiveness of alternative medicine can lure sick people away from medical treatments. He is placed by David Gorski among the quacks, cranks and purveyors of woo, Richard Dawkins publicly exposed Chopra, accusing him of using quantum jargon as plausible-sounding hocus pocus. Chopra was born in New Delhi, India, to Krishan Lal Chopra and his paternal grandfather was a sergeant in the British Indian Army. As of 2014 Chopras younger brother, Sanjiv Chopra, is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chopra completed his primary education at St. Columbas School in New Delhi and graduated from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in 1969. He spent his first months as a doctor working in rural India, including, he writes and it was during his early career that he was drawn to study endocrinology, particularly neuroendocrinology, to find a biological basis for the influence of thoughts and emotions. He married in India in 1970 before emigrating with his wife that year to the United States, the Indian government had banned its doctors from sitting the American Medical Association exam needed to practice in the USA, so Chopra had to travel to Sri Lanka to take it. He earned his license to practice medicine in the state of Massachusetts in 1973, becoming certified in internal medicine. While visiting New Delhi in 1981, he met the physician Brihaspati Dev Triguna, head of the Indian Council for Ayurvedic Medicine, Chopra was drinking black coffee by the hour and smoking at least a pack of cigarettes a dayDeepak Chopra – Chopra on January 13, 2011
4. Judy Collins – Judith Marjorie Judy Collins, affectionately known as Judy Blue Eyes, is an American singer and songwriter known for her eclectic tastes in the material she records and for her social activism. The single hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and she enjoyed further success with her recordings of Someday Soon, Chelsea Morning, Amazing Grace, and Cook with Honey. Collins experienced the biggest success of her career with her recording of Stephen Sondheims Send in the Clowns from her best-selling 1975 album Judith, Collins was born the eldest of five siblings in Seattle, Washington, where she spent the first ten years of her life. Her father, a singer and radio disc jockey, took a job in Denver, Colorado, in 1949. Collins studied classical piano with Antonia Brico, making her debut at age 13. Brico took a dim view, both then and later, of Collins developing interest in music, which led her to the difficult decision to discontinue her piano lessons. Years later, after she became known internationally, she invited Brico to one of her concerts in Denver, when they met after the performance, Brico took both of Collins hands in hers, looked wistfully at her fingers and said, Little Judy—you really could have gone places. Still later, Collins discovered that Brico herself had made a living when she was playing jazz. In her early life, Collins had the fortune of meeting many professional musicians through her father. It was the music of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger and the songs of the folk revival of the early 1960s, however. Three years after her debut as a prodigy, she was playing guitar. Her first public appearances as a folk artist after her graduation from Denvers East High School were at Michaels Pub in Boulder, Colorado, and her music became popular at the University of Connecticut, where her husband taught. She performed at parties and for the radio station along with David Grisman. She eventually made her way to Greenwich Village, New York City, where she played in clubs like Gerdes Folk City until she signed with Elektra Records, in 1961, Collins released her first album, A Maid of Constant Sorrow, at age 22. At first she sang traditional songs or songs written by others – in particular the protest songwriters of the time, such as Tom Paxton, Phil Ochs. She recorded her own versions of important songs from the period, such as Dylans Mr. Tambourine Man, Collins was also instrumental in bringing little-known musicians to a wider public. For example, she recorded songs by Canadian poet Leonard Cohen and she also recorded songs by singer-songwriters such as Eric Andersen, Ian Tyson, Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman, Robin Williamson and Richard Fariña long before they gained national acclaim. Mark Abramson produced and Joshua Rifkin arranged the album, adding lush orchestration to many of the numbers, the album was a major departure for a folk artist and set the course for Collins subsequent work over the next decadeJudy 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 Gelug school, the newest school of Tibetan Buddhism which is headed by the Ganden Tripas. From the time of the 5th Dalai Lama to 1959, the government of Tibet. The Gelug schools government administered an area corresponding to the Tibet Autonomous Region just as the nascent PRC wished to assert central control over it. During the 1959 Tibetan uprising, the Dalai Lama fled to India, the 14th Dalai Lama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. His family was of Monguor extraction and his mother, 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 his sister Tsering Dolma, eighteen years his senior. His eldest brother, Thupten Jigme Norbu, had been recognised at the age of eight as the reincarnation of the high Lama Taktser Rinpoche and his sister, Jetsun Pema, spent most of her adult life on the Tibetan Childrens Villages project. The Dalai Lamas first language was, in his own words, a broken Xining language which was the Chinese language, a form of Central Plains Mandarin, and his family did not speak the Tibetan language. Sir Basil Gould, British delegate to Lhasa in 1936, related his account of the team to Sir Charles Bell, former British resident in Lhasa. The Regent, Reting Rinpoche, shortly afterwards had a vision at the lake of Lhamo La-tso indicating Amdo as the region to search. This vision also indicated a large monastery with a roof and turquoise tiles. This team, led by Kewtsang Rinpoche, went first to meet the Panchen Lama, the Panchen Lama had been investigating births of unusual children in the area ever since the death of the 13th. He gave Kewtsang the names of three boys whom he had discovered and identified as candidates, within a year the Panchen Lama had died. There they found a house, as described in the vision, according to the 14th Dalai Lama, at the time the village of Taktser stood right on the real border between the region of Amdo and China. When the team visited, posing as pilgrims, its leader and he held an old rosary that had belonged to the 13th Dalai Lama and the boy Lhamo Dhondup, aged two, approached and asked for it. The monk said if you know who I am, you can have it, the child said Sera Lama, Sera Lama and spoke with him in a Lhasa accent, in a language the boys mother could not understand. The next time the party returned to the house, they revealed their real purpose, one test consisted of showing him various pairs of objects, one of which had belonged to the 13th Dalai Lama and one which had not14th Dalai Lama – Tenzin Gyatso
6. Amy Goodman – Amy Goodman is an American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter, and author. Goodmans investigative journalism career includes coverage of the East Timor independence movement, since 1996, Goodman has hosted Democracy Now. An independent global news program broadcast daily on radio, television and she is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Thomas Merton Award in 2004, a Right Livelihood Award in 2008, and an Izzy Award in 2009 for special achievement in independent media. In 2012, Goodman received the Gandhi Peace Award for a significant contribution to the promotion of an international peace. Goodman is the author of six books, including the 2012 The Silenced Majority, Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope, twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America. In 2016, she was charged in connection with her coverage of protests of the Bakken pipeline. The charges, which were condemned by the Committee to Protect Journalists, were dismissed on October 17,2016, Amy Goodman was born on April 13,1957, in Washington, D. C. Her father, George Goodman, was an ophthalmologist, and her mother, Dorothy, Goodman is from an Orthodox Jewish family, her maternal grandfather was an Orthodox Rabbi. Raised in Bay Shore, New York, she graduated from Bay Shore High School in 1975, Goodman spent a year studying at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. Two villagers were shot and killed during the standoff, soon after landing, the Nigerian military shot and killed two of the protesters, Jola Ogungbeje and Aroleka Irowaninu, and wounded 11 others. Chevron spokesperson Sola Omole acknowledged that the company transported the troops, the documentary, Drilling and Killing, Chevron and Nigerias Oil Dictatorship, won the George Polk Award in 1998. Michael Delli Carpini, dean of the Annenberg School for Communication, said and she provides points of view that make you think, and she comes at it by saying, Who are we not hearing from in the traditional media. Goodman had been director of Pacifica Radio station WBAI in New York City for over a decade when she co-founded Democracy Now. The War and Peace Report in 1996, since then, Democracy Now. has been called probably the most significant progressive news institution that has come around in some time by professor and media critic Robert McChesney. In 2001, the show was pulled off the air, as a result of a conflict with a group of Pacifica Radio board members. During that time, it moved to a converted firehouse from which it broadcast until November 13,2009, subsequently moved to a studio located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Goodman credits the success to the mainstream media organizations who leave a huge niche for Democracy Now. During the 2008 Republican National Convention, several of Goodmans colleagues from Democracy Now, were arrested and detained by police while reporting on an anti-war protest outside the RNC. producers including reporter Sharif Abdel Kouddous were held on charges of probable cause for riotAmy Goodman – Goodman addresses the 2010 Chicago Green Festival.
7. Thom Hartmann – Thomas Carl Thom Hartmann /ˈtɒm/ is an American radio host, author, former psychotherapist, entrepreneur, and progressive political commentator. Hartmann has hosted a syndicated radio show, The Thom Hartmann Program, since 2003. After being a DJ at Lansing, Michigan country music station WITL-FM in the late 1960s, Hartmann was an entrepreneur, writer and he founded International Wholesale Travel and its subsidiary Sprayberry Travel, among other ventures. He also founded the Salem Childrens Village, a home for abused and special-needs children, since 1992, Hartmann has written many books on politics, spirituality, and psychology. His 1992 book ADD, A Different Perception brought to attention the hunter vs. farmer theory of attention deficit disorder. Hartmanns 2002 article, Talking Back To Talk Radio, became part of the business plan of Air America Radio. He moved to the Air America network in 2007 and then to the Jones Radio Network in 2009, the radio show is also broadcast on community/non-profit stations via Pacifica Radio and Free Speech TV. The Thom Hartmann Program has 2.75 million listeners a week and is one of the top progressive talk radio programs, in 2008 Hartmann started a daily TV show, The Big Picture. The RT network began carrying the show in 2010, Hartmann was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, one of four children of Jean and Carl Thomas Hartmann. His paternal grandparents were from Norway, and his ancestry includes Welsh and English. He lived in Detroit at age two, and later grew up in Lansing, Michigan, interested in politics from a young age, he was raised in a conservative, Midwestern household with a right-wing point of view. He campaigned with his father for Barry Goldwater during the 1964 presidential election when he was thirteen. Although a gifted student, Hartmann was expelled from school during tenth grade. Hartmann enrolled at Lansing Community College and transferred to Michigan State University, with Students for a Democratic Society, Hartmann protested against the Vietnam War. Hartmann had been interested in consciousness and spirituality since childhood, and it was during that year that he met the head of the Coptic Center, Master Stanley. In 1971 he was ordained as a Minister with Coptic Fellowship International and he has been a keynote speaker at many Coptic Conferences nationally. In 1973, Hartmann returned to Detroit to work as an engineer with RCA and he met his wife Louise in the late 1960s. They have been married for over 30 years and have three children, Hartmann began his business career in the early 1970s while in his 20s, co-founding The Woodley Herber CompanyThom Hartmann – Hartmann speaks at the 2010 Chicago Green Fest
8. Mariel Hemingway – Mariel Hadley Hemingway is an American actress and author. She began acting at age 14 with a Golden Globe–nominated breakout role in Lipstick and she is also known for her leading roles in Personal Best and Star 80, as well as in the TV series Civil Wars, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. Amid mental health struggles, Hemingways star faded in the 1990s and she has also starred in and co-produced videos about yoga and holistic living. She published a memoir in 2002, and another, Out Came the Sun, Hemingway was born in Mill Valley, California, the third daughter of Byra Louise Hemingway and Jack Hemingway, a writer. Her sisters are Joan Hemingway and Margaux Hemingway, Margaux, who was an actress and model, died of a barbiturate overdose at age 42 in 1996. Her paternal grandparents were Hadley Richardson and Nobel Prize–laureate novelist Ernest Hemingway and she was named after the Cuban port of Mariel—her father and grandfather visited the village regularly to go fishing. Her middle name was her paternal grandmothers, Hemingway grew up primarily in Ketchum, Idaho, where her father lived, and where Ernest had spent time as a sportsman and writer before he died there of a gunshot wound. She spent part of her adolescence in Los Angeles and New York City, Hemingways first role was with her real-life sister Margaux in the film Lipstick, in which they played sisters. She received notice for her acting and was nominated as Best Newcomer for the Golden Globe Award that year and her highest profile role came with her role in Woody Allens Manhattan, a romantic comedy in which she plays Tracy, a high school student and Allens lover. Just 16 during filming, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, in her memoir, Out Came The Sun, Hemingway alleged that Allen attempted to begin a sexual relationship with her shortly after filming was completed, when she had turned 18. In Personal Best, she played a bisexual track-and-field athlete in a noted for some explicit lesbian love scenes. In connection with Personal Best, she appeared in a pictorial in the April 1982 issue of Playboy and was on the cover. She starred as Dorothy Stratten in Star 80, a film about the Playboy models life and her breast implants were removed years later after they had ruptured. She was also featured in Superman IV, The Quest for Peace as Lacy Warfield, subsequently released additional footage showed an expansion of her role. She also co-starred in the 1991–93 ABC series Civil Wars and she quit the series, which only lasted eight more episodes before being cancelled. In 1996, she had a role in the British TV movie September. She has said she formed a big connection with the gay and lesbian community after Personal Best and she is currently the host of Spiritual Cinema, a monthly television show dedicated to spiritual films. She has begun hosting a series of yoga practice videos Yoga Now, in October 2013, Hemingway received a humanitarian award from the San Diego Film Festival for her role in the documentaryMariel Hemingway – Hemingway in 2011
9. Jean Houston – Jean Houston is an American author involved in the human potential movement. Along with her husband, Robert Masters, she co-founded The Foundation for Mind Research, Houston was born in New York City to Mary Todaro Houston who was of Sicilian descent, and Jack Houston who was related to Sam Houston of Texas. Her father was a writer who developed material for stage, television. His work required him, and 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 and she subsequently earned a Ph. D. in Psychology from Union Graduate School and a Ph. D. in Religion from Graduate Theological Foundation. The two married in 1965 and soon known for their work in the Human Potential Movement. Together they founded The Foundation for Mind Research, Houston taught at Marymount College, Tarrytown from 1965 to 1972. She was a lecturer at Hunter College for less than a year in 1961 and her interest in anthropology brought about a close association 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. During the first term of the Clinton administration, First Lady Hillary Clinton, while she was writing It Takes a Village, Houston suggested an imaginary meeting between Clinton and the deceased Eleanor Roosevelt. The First Lady duly submitted to the visioning and role-playing game, bob Woodwards book The Choice revealed this exercise publicly in 1996. When the media subsequently beat a path to her door, she was compelled to explain, with Deepak Chopra, Sam Harris, and Michael Shermer. Oprah and Jean Houston on the Heros Journey Super Soul Sunday, November 2012Jean Houston – Beliefs
10. David Korten – His best-known publication is, When Corporations Rule the World. In 2011, he was named an Utne Reader visionary, David Korten was born in Longview, Washington, in 1937 and is a 1955 graduate of its R. A. He received a master of business administration and Ph. D. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and he said, My early career was devoted to setting up business schools in low-income countries—starting with Ethiopia. While at Stanford in the 1950s, he married Frances Fisher Korten, with whom he now lives on Bainbridge Island near Seattle and he also served as the Harvard Business School adviser to the Nicaragua-based Central American Institute of Business Administration. He also concluded that the United States was actively promoting—both at home and he returned to the U. S. Korten is co-founder and board chair of the Positive Futures Network, which publishes the quarterly YES. He is also a board member, emeritus, of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, a former associate of the International Forum on Globalization. Building on the arguments put forward in his 1995 book When Corporations Rule the World and he also argues that corporations are modern versions of empire, both being social organizations based on hierarchies, chauvinism, and domination through violence. The rise of powerful, advanced technology combined with the control of corporate- as well as nation-based empires is described as becoming increasingly destructive to communities and this will precipitate major changes to the current economic and social structure. Korten believes that these crises will present an opportunity for significant changes that could replace the paradigm of Empire with one of Earth Community, Korten We are hard-wired to care and connect by David Korten, July 30,2008, YESDavid Korten
11. Taigen Dan Leighton – Taigen Dan Leighton is a Soto Zen priest and teacher, academic, and author. He is a lineage holder and Zen teacher in the tradition of Shunryu Suzuki. Leighton began his Zen practice in 1975 at the New York Zen Center and he studied at Columbia University, where he obtained a bachelors degree in East Asian studies. Leighton worked as a television and film editor in New York City, in 1978, he moved to California and eventually became a resident at San Francisco Zen Center, where he worked at Tassajara Bakery and other of Zen Centers businesses. In subsequent years, Leighton practiced in residence at all of the San Francisco Zen Center facilities, including Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, in 1986, Leighton was ordained as a priest by Tenshin Reb Anderson. Leighton lived in Japan from 1990–1992, translating Dōgen texts with Shohaku Okumura, in 1994, Leighton founded the Mountain Source Sangha in Bolinas, San Rafael, and 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 for social justice, including Environmental and he is on the International Advisory Council of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. Over the years, Leighton has taught at universities around the world. Just This Is It, Dongshan and the Practice of Suchness, Dogens Approach to Training in Eihei Koroku. Faces of Compassion, Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression—an Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism, Zen Questions, Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry. Dongshan and the Teaching of Suchness, in Heine, Steven, Wright, Dale Stuart. Now the Whole Planet Has Its Head on Fire, in Stanley, John, Loy, David, Dorje, Gyurme. A Buddhist Response to the Climate Emergency, in Heine, Steven, Wright, Dale Stuart. Zen Ritual, Studies of Zen Buddhist Theory in Practice, visions of Awakening Space and Time, Dogen and the Lotus Sutra. Oxford, New York, Oxford University Press, songs for the True Dharma Eye, Verse Comments on Dogens Shobogenzo. San Francisco, CA, Browser Books Publishing, payne, Richard Karl, Leighton, Taigen Dan, eds. Discourse and Ideology in Medieval Japanese Buddhism, Dōgen, Leighton, Taigen Dan, Okumura, ShohakuTaigen 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 childhood abuse, Pelzer was born in San Francisco, California, and was the second of five boys. He grew up in the city of Daly City, California and he is the son of Stephen Joseph Pelzer, a San Francisco fireman, and Catherine Roerva Christen Pelzer. Pelzers books describe the abuse he suffered as a child for several years, including continual mistreatment and beatings by his mother. His teachers stepped in on March 5,1973, wherein 12-year-old Pelzer was placed in foster care, at age 18 he joined the U. S. Air Force in 1979 and served in the Gulf War. Pelzer married in the 1980s to his first wife, Patsy, in 1996, he carried a torch in the 1996 Summer Olympics torch relay. Pelzer and Patsy divorced and many years later he married his wife, Marsha. His book A Child called It describes from his viewpoint about the abuse he suffered as a child. He writes how his mother was physically and emotionally abusive towards him from ages 4 to 12. In his book he describes how his mom starved him, forced him to drink ammonia, stabbed him in the stomach, burned his arm on a gas stove and he mentioned that his father was not active in resolving or 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. One of Daves brothers, Richard B, Pelzer, published his own autobiography detailing his experiences as well called A Brothers Journey. Paraphrased, Pelzer said in the afterword of his book that his objectives for his story was to show how a parent can turn to be abusive and how the spirit can triumph. Pelzers first book, A Child Called It was published in 1995 and his second book, The Lost Boy, A Foster Childs Search for the Love of a Family was published shortly after in 1997. The book covered Pelzers teen years, the third book in his series, A Man Named Dave, A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness was about Pelzers experiences as an adult and how he forgave his father. In 2001 he wrote Help Yourself, Finding Hope, Courage, when discussing his seventh book Moving Forward he said, My message has always been about resilience. His first book, A Child Called It, was successful and it was listed on the New York Times Bestseller List for several years and in 5 years had sold at least 1.6 million copies. Pelzer was invited to television shows such as Montel Williams and The Oprah Winfrey Show to give interviews after the book was publishedDave Pelzer – Pelzer speaking to Airmen while visiting troops in Southwest Asia.
13. Daniel Pinchbeck – Daniel Pinchbeck is an American author living in New Yorks East Village. He is the author of Breaking Open the Head, A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism,2012, The Return of Quetzalcoatl, and Notes from the Edge Times. He is a co-founder of the web magazine, Reality Sandwich, and Evolver. net and he was featured in the 2010 documentary,2012, Time for Change, directed by Joao Amorim and produced by Mangusta Films. He is the founder of the tank, Center for Planetary Culture. His new book How Soon Is Now. will be published in February 2017 by Watkins Press, Pinchbeck has deep personal roots in the New York counterculture of the 1950s and 1960s. His family history is traced back to Christopher Pinchbeck, a London clockmaker who invented the familys eponymous alloy, Pinchbeck was a founder of the 1990s literary magazine Open City with fellow writers Thomas Beller and Robert Bingham. He has written for publications, including Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, The Village Voice. In 1994 he was chosen by The New York Times Magazine as one of Thirty Under Thirty destined to change our culture through his work with Open City and he has been a regular columnist for a number of magazines, including Dazed & Confused. He also attended the Burning Man festival in Nevada, and looked at use of substances in a de-sacralized modern context. The book details the psi or extra-sensory perception research of Dean Radin, the theories of Terence McKenna, the phenomena of crop circles, Pinchbeck concludes with an account of receiving a transmission of prophetic material by the Mesoamerican deity Quetzalcoatl. This claim was enough to get the book dropped by its planned publisher, while acknowledging the validity of such an experience is unknown, Pinchbeck describes how a voice identifying itself as Quetzalcoatl began speaking to him during a 2004 trip to the Amazon in Brazil. At the time, he was in the Amazon, participating in ceremonies of the Santo Daime, through its references to 2012 and the Maya calendar in the context of New Age beliefs, Pinchbecks book has contributed to Mayanism. In May 2007, Pinchbeck launched Reality Sandwich and he is the executive producer of Postmodern Times, a series of web videos presented on the iClips Network, and co-founder of Evolver. net, an online social network. His life and work are featured in the documentary 2012, Time for Change, featuring interviews with Sting, David Lynch, Barbara Marx Hubbard, and others. In August 2013, Pinchbeck became the host of Mind Shift, in February 2017, Watkins Press will publish his new book, How Soon Is Now. in the US and UK. The books thesis is that the crisis is a rite of passage or initiation for humanity collectively. On 14 December 2006, Pinchbeck appeared on the television program The Colbert Report to discuss his book,2012, Pinchbeck was featured in the 2006 video Entheogen, Awakening the Divine Within, a documentary about rediscovering an enchanted cosmos in the modern world. Pinchbeck was also featured in the 2008 video 2012, Science or Superstition, Pinchbeck appears in the documentary film 2012, Time for Change, directed by João G. Amorim, which was released in October 2010Daniel Pinchbeck – Born
14. Jeremy Rifkin – Jeremy Rifkin is an American economic and social theorist, writer, public speaker, political advisor, and activist. Rifkin is the author of 20 books about the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, Jeremy Rifkin has been an advisor to the European Union since 2000. He has advised the past three presidents of the European Commission and their leadership teams – President Romano Prodi, President Jose-Manuel Barroso, the Third Industrial Revolution was formally endorsed by the European Parliament in 2007 and is now being implemented by various agencies within the European Commission. Rifkin has also been advising the leadership of the Peoples Republic of China in recent years, the Huffington Post reported from Beijing on October 292015 that Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has not only read Jeremy Rifkins book, The Third Industrial Revolution, and taken it to heart. He and his colleagues have made it the core of the countrys thirteenth Five-Year Plan. Rifkin is ranked #123 in the WorldPost / HuffingtonPost 2015 global survey of The Worlds Most Influential Voices and he is also listed among the top 10 most influential economic thinkers in the survey. The survey was prepared at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and used intelligence to correlate the rankings. Rifkin has lectured before many Fortune 500 companies, and hundreds of governments, civil society organizations, Rifkin was born in Denver, Colorado, to Vivette Ravel Rifkin, daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants to Texas, and Milton Rifkin, a plastic-bag manufacturer. He grew up on the southwest side of Chicago and he was president of the graduating class of 1967 at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Economics at the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce. Mr. Rifkin was also the recipient of the University of Pennsylvanias General Alumni Associations Award of Merit 1967 and he organized a freedom-of-speech rally the next day. From then on, Rifkin quickly became a member of the peace movement. He attended the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University where he continued anti-war activities, later he joined Volunteers in Service to America. In 1973, Rifkin organized a mass protest against oil companies at the commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party at Bostons Harbor, thousands joined the protest, as activists dumped empty oil barrels into Bostons Harbor. The protest came in the wake of the increase in prices in the fall of 1973. This was later called Boston Oil Party by the press, Rifkin became one of the first major critics of the nascent biotechnology industry with the 1978 publication of his book, Who Should Play God. It was called A comprehensive worldview and a successor to. C. for the first meeting of the Global Greenhouse Network. Shortly thereafter, two Hollywood environmental organizations, Earth Communications Office and Environmental Media Association, were formed. His 1995 book, The End of Work, is credited by some with helping shape the current global debate on automation, technology displacement, corporate downsizing, when machines are smart enough to become workersJeremy Rifkin – Jeremy Rifkin
15. Hedrick Smith – Hedrick Smith is a journalist who has been a reporter and editor for The New York Times, a producer/correspondent for the PBS show Frontline, and author of several books. He was educated at The Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut and at Williams College, after graduating from Williams College he did graduate work as a Fulbright Scholar at Oxford University. He was a reporter for the New York Times from 1962 to 1988. During his career with The New York Times, he covered such as the Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights struggle, the Vietnam war. In 1971, Smith worked as diplomatic correspondent. Smith has worked for PBS since 1989 where he created 26 prime-time specials and his work focused on topics such as terrorism, Wall Street, Soviet perestroika, Wal-Mart, Enron, tax evasion, educational reform, health care, the environment, and Washingtons power game. He appeared on television and radio news programs, the former Times Washington Bureau Chief has gone on to publish five books and produced more than 50 hours of long-form documentary television. His most recent book, Who Stole the American Dream, which came out in September 2012, landed on The New York Times national bestseller’s list, while remaining a best seller in a number of cities. Another highly successful book of his was The Russians, based on his years as The New York Times Moscow Bureau Chief from 1971–74 and it has since been translated into 16 languages and has been widely used in university and college courses. Two of his Frontline programs, The Wall Street Fix and Can You Afford to Retire. won Emmys, in addition to the George Polk, George Peabody and Sidney Hillman awards for reporting excellence, his programs have won two national public service awards. In 1971, he was a member of the team won the Pulitzer Prize for its work on the Pentagon Papers. He won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1974 for stories from Russia, Smith has also won many television awards. His Frontline shows, The Wall Street Fix and Can You Afford to Retire. won Emmies and he has won or 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. Smith has been a Nieman Fellow, Frontline, After Gorbachevs USSR Frontline, Bigger than Enron Frontline, Can You Afford to Retire. Frontline, Dr. Solomons Dilemma Frontline, Guns, Tanks, mr. Smith goes to Washington, Saigon, Cairo, and Moscow, by Bill Lucey. NewspaperAlum. com, January 14,2013 Hedrick Smith Productions Appearances on C-SPAN LibraryThing author profile Biography Radio interview WSLR w/Doug Miles on YouTubeHedrick 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. Suzuki earned a Ph. D. in zoology from the University of Chicago in 1961, since the mid-1970s, Suzuki has been known for his television and radio series, documentaries and books about nature and the environment. He is best known as host of the popular and long-running CBC Television science program The Nature of Things and he is also well known for criticizing governments for their lack of action to protect the environment. The Foundations priorities are, oceans and sustainable fishing, climate change and clean energy, sustainability, the Foundation also works on ways to help protect the oceans from large oil spills such as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Suzuki has also served as a director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association from 1982 to 1987, Suzuki was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 2009. His 2011 book, The Legacy, won the Nautilus Book Award and he is a Companion of the Order of Canada. In 2004, David Suzuki ranked fifth on the list of nominees in a CBC Television series that asked viewers to select The Greatest Canadian of all time. Suzuki was the top finalist still alive, Suzuki has a twin sister named Marcia, as well as two other siblings, Geraldine and Dawn. He was born in 1936 to Setsu Nakamura and Kaoru Carr Suzuki in Vancouver, British Columbia, Suzukis maternal and paternal grandparents had emigrated to Canada at the beginning of the 20th century from Hiroshima and Aichi Prefecture respectively. A third-generation Japanese-Canadian, Suzukis family suffered internment in British Columbia from early during the Second World War until after the war ended in 1945. In June 1942, the government sold the Suzuki familys dry-cleaning business, then interned Suzuki, his mother and his father had been sent to a labour camp in Solsqua two months earlier. Suzukis sister Dawn was born in the internment camp, after the war, Suzukis family, like other Japanese Canadian families, were forced to move east of the Rockies. The Suzukis moved to Islington, Leamington, and London, Ontario, Suzuki, in interviews, has many times credited his father for having interested him in and sensitized him to nature. Suzuki received his B. A. in Biology in 1958 from Amherst College in Massachusetts where he first discovered genetics study, from 1961 to 1962, Suzuki worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. From 1962 to 1963, he was an assistant professor at the University of Alberta, early in his research career he studied genetics using the popular model organism Drosophila melanogaster. To be able to use his initials in naming any new genes he found, Suzuki began in television in 1970 with the weekly childrens show Suzuki on Science. In 1974, he founded the radio program Quirks and Quarks, throughout the 1970s, he also hosted Science Magazine, a weekly program geared towards an adult audience. Since 1979, Suzuki has hosted The Nature of Things, a CBC television series that has aired in nearly fifty countries worldwide, Suzuki has been a prominent proponent of renewable energy sources and the soft energy pathDavid Suzuki – Suzuki in 2009
17. Eckhart Tolle – Eckhart Tolle is a German-born resident of Canada, best known as the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth, Awakening to your Lifes Purpose. In 2011, he 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. Tolle has said that he was depressed for much of his life until he underwent, at age 29 and he then spent several years wandering in a state of deep bliss before becoming a spiritual teacher. Later, he moved to North America where he began writing his first book, The Power of Now, the Power of Now and A New Earth sold an estimated three million and five million copies respectively in North America by 2009. In 2008, approximately 35 million people participated in a series of 10 live webinars with Tolle, Tolle is not identified with any particular religion, but he has been influenced by a wide range of spiritual works. He has lived in Vancouver, British Columbia since 1995, born Ulrich Leonard Tölle in Lünen, a small town located north of Dortmund in the Ruhr Valley, Germany in 1948, Tolle describes his childhood as unhappy, particularly his early childhood in Germany. His parents fought and eventually separated, and he alienated from a hostile school environment. Tolle also experienced considerable fear and anxiety growing up in post-war Germany and he later stated that pain was in the energy field of the country. At the age of 13, he moved to Spain to live with his father, Tolles father did not insist that his son attend high school, so Tolle elected to study literature, astronomy and various languages at home. At the age of 15, Tolle read several books written by the German mystic Joseph Anton Schneiderfranken, Tolle has said he responded very deeply to those books. At the age of 19, about 10 years before his transformation, Tolle moved to England. Troubled by depression, anxiety and fear, he began searching for answers in his life, in his early twenties, Tolle decided to pursue his search by studying philosophy, psychology, and literature, and enrolled in the University of London. After graduating, he was offered a scholarship to do research at Cambridge University, which he began in 1977. One night in 1977, at the age of 29, after having suffered from periods of depression. That night he awakened from his sleep, suffering from feelings of depression that were almost unbearable, recounting the experience, Tolle says, I couldn’t live with myself any longer. And in this a question arose without an answer, who is the ‘I’ that cannot live with the self, I felt drawn into a void. I didn’t know at the time that really happened was the mind-made self, with its heaviness, its problems. The next morning I woke up and everything was so peaceful, the peace was there because there was no selfEckhart Tolle – photograph by Kyle Hoobin
18. Desmond Tutu – Desmond Mpilo Tutu, CH is a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. He was the first black Archbishop of Cape Town and bishop of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa. Tutus admirers see him as a man who, since the demise of apartheid, has been active in the defence of human rights. He has campaigned to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia and he has also compiled several books of his speeches and sayings. Desmond Mpilo Tutu was born in Klerksdorp, Transvaal, the second of four children of Zacheriah Zililo Tutu and his wife, Aletta Tutu, Tutus family moved to Johannesburg when he was twelve. His father was a teacher and his mother was a cleaner, here he met Trevor Huddleston, who was a parish priest in the black slum of Sophiatown. One day, said Tutu, I was standing in the street with my mother when a man in a priests clothing walked past. As he passed us he took off his hat to my mother, I couldnt believe my eyes—a white man who greeted a black working class woman. Although Tutu wanted to become a doctor, his family could not afford the training, Tutu studied at the Pretoria Bantu Normal College from 1951 to 1953, and went on to teach at Johannesburg Bantu High School and at Munsienville High School in Mogale City. However, he resigned following the passage of the Bantu Education Act, Tutu then attended Kings College London, where he received his bachelors and masters degrees in theology. During this time he worked as a curate, first at St Albans Church, Golders Green. He later returned to South Africa and became chaplain at the University of Fort Hare in 1967, from 1970 to 1972, Tutu lectured at the National University of Lesotho. In 1972, Tutu returned to the UK, where he was appointed vice-director of the Theological Education Fund of the World Council of Churches and he returned to South Africa in 1975 and was appointed Dean of St Marys Cathedral in Johannesburg. On 2 July 1955, Tutu married Nomalizo Leah Shenxane, a teacher whom he had met while at college and they had four children, Trevor Thamsanqa, Theresa Thandeka, Naomi Nontombi and Mpho Andrea, all of whom attended the Waterford Kamhlaba School in Swaziland. In 1975 he moved into what is now known as Tutu House on Sowetos well known Vilakazi Street which is also the location of a house in which the late Nelson Mandela once lived and he and his family were still living there in 2005. It is said to be one of the few streets in the world where two Nobel Prize winners have lived, in 1997, Tutu was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent successful treatment in the US. He subsequently became patron of the South African Prostate Cancer Foundation, beginning on his 79th birthday, Tutu entered a phased retirement from public life, starting with only one day per week in his office through February 2011. On 23 May 2011 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, Tutu gave what was said to be his last major public speech outside of South Africa, Tutu honoured his commitments through May 2011 and added no more commitmentsDesmond Tutu – Tutu in 2013
19. Marianne Williamson – Marianne Deborah Williamson is an American spiritual teacher, author and lecturer. She has published books, including four New York Times number one bestsellers. She serves on the Board of Directors of the RESULTS organization, Williamson also produces the Sister Giant Conferences, highlighting the intersection of spirituality and politics. She has been a guest on programs such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Charlie Rose. In December 2006, a Newsweek magazine poll named her one of the fifty most influential baby boomers, according to Time magazine, Yoga, the Cabala and Marianne Williamson have been taken up by those seeking a relationship with God that is not strictly tethered to Christianity. Williamson bases her teaching and writing on a set of books called A Course in Miracles, Williamson has sold a combined total of more than 3,000,000 books, a canon which led The New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich to label her a self-help guru. A quote from her book A Return to Love, Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate and our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure, is one of the most oft-quoted passages of our time. Marianne was born to a Jewish family in Houston, Texas and she is the youngest of three children of Samuel Sam Williamson, an immigration lawyer, and 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 support 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 her only child, India EmmalineMarianne 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 to prominence in 1991 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 Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan praised the book, others, including bell hooks, Camille Paglia and Christina Hoff Sommers and she has since written other books, including the bestselling book The End of America in 2007 and her latest Vagina, A New Biography. Her journalism career began in 1995 and has included such as abortion. She has written in such as The Nation, The Guardian. Writers in Salon. com, National Review, Alternet, Mother Jones and The Atlantic have for some time criticized her journalism as conspiratorial, Wolf was born in San Francisco, to a Jewish family. Her mother is Deborah Goleman, an anthropologist and the author of The Lesbian Community and her father is the Romanian-born gothic horror scholar and Yiddish translator Leonard Wolf. She attended Lowell High School and debated in regional 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 New College, Oxford. Due to Wolfs feeling that the university had not taken her complaint seriously, Wolf was married to journalist David Shipley. They have two children, Rosa and Joseph, Wolf and Shipley divorced in 2005. Wolf posits the idea of an iron-maiden, an unattainable standard that is then used to punish women physically and psychologically for their failure to achieve. Wolf criticized the fashion and beauty industries as exploitative of women, Wolf argues that women were under assault by the beauty myth in five areas, work, religion, sex, violence, and hunger. Ultimately, Wolf argues for a relaxation of standards of beauty. British novelist Fay Weldon called the book reading for the New Woman. Betty Friedan wrote in Allure magazine that The Beauty Myth and the controversy it is eliciting could be a sign of a new surge of feminist consciousness. Her comments touched off a series of debates between Wolf and Paglia in the pages of The New Republic. Likewise, Christina Hoff Sommers criticized Wolf for publishing the estimate that 150,000 women were dying every year from anorexiaNaomi 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. Beginning in 1998, he appeared more than 30 times on The Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss transformation in human consciousness concepts presented in his book The Seat of the Soul and his first book, The Dancing Wu Li Masters, won a U. S. National Book Award. Gary Zukav was born in Port Arthur, Texas, and spent his childhood in San Antonio. His family moved to Pittsburg, Kansas, while he was in fourth grade, in 1960 he graduated from Pittsburg High School as valedictorian. During that time he became an Eagle Scout, Governor of Kansas Boys State, President of the Student Council and his father, 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 received a scholarship to Harvard and matriculated in 1960, in his junior year he left Harvard to motorcycle in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East before returning the following year. In 1965 he graduated from Harvard and enlisted in the U. S. Army and that same year he entered U. S. Army Infantry Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in 1966. He left Vietnam after the Tet Offensive of January 1968 and was discharged from the U. S. Army in 1968 as 1st Lieutenant, Zukav returned to the U. S. in 1970 and moved to San Francisco, California, that same year. He later described this book as his first gift to Life, in 1987 he moved to Mount Shasta, California, where he lived in a cabin as a self-described secular monk and spent extensive time in the surrounding wilderness. In 1993 he met Linda Francis and they co-founded the Seat of the Soul Institute in 1998 and moved to Ashland, Oregon, in 2000. Christopher Lehmann-Haupt reviewed The Dancing Wu Li Masters in The New York Times March 28,1979 and he called it a book that manages to explain relativity and a lot more without resorting to a single bit of mathematics. After all, Mr. Zukav writes, The fact is that physics is not mathematics, Physics, in essence, is simple wonder at the way things are and a divine interest in how that is so. Mathematics is the tool of physics, stripped of mathematics, physics becomes pure enchantment, the review also acclaimed Zukav as one of those rare gifted teachers who makes you feel as if youre ahead of the lesson, jumping happily to conclusions he hasnt yet seen. The drama built into Mr. Zukavs presentation is considerable and it begins with his introduction of an Oriental dimension. The Chinese name for physics, wu li, also means patterns of energy, my way, nonsense, I clutch my ideas. Zukavs discussion that relates modern physics to Oriental religion, Dancing Wu Li Masters was also reviewed by the scientific community. This is a trick, considering that he addresses an audience familiar with neither physics nor non-Euclidian geometry. Zukavs next book, The Seat of the Soul, published in 1989, was a No.1 New York Times Best Seller for 31 weeks and remained on the list for three yearsGary Zukav – Zukav in 2009