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Contributors Bios
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Ben Bowler is the Executive Director of UNITY EARTH and convenor of the Global Road to 2020, U Day Festival, 


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For nearly three decades Phil Borges has been documenting indigenous and tribal cultures, striving to create an understanding of the challenges they face. His work is exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. 

Phil has hosted television documentaries on indigenous cultures and shamanism for Discovery and National Geographic channels.  He regularly presents at universities, teaches workshops, and has spoken at multiple TED events.

Phil’s documentary film 'Crazywise' reveals a paradigm shift that’s changing the way Western culture defines and treats “mental illness”. After eight years and countless interviews with mental health care professionals, neuroscientists and individuals experiencing a mental health crisis, CRAZYWISE explores the deeper understandings of, and effective approaches to, a psychological crisis. The film highlights a survivor-led movement demanding more choices from a mental health care system in crisis.


Dr. Jude Currivan is a cosmologist, planetary healer, futurist, author, most recently of The Cosmic Hologram and previously one of the UK’s most senior business women.  She has a Masters degree specialising in cosmology and quantum physics, and a Doctorate in archaeology researching ancient cosmologies. Experiencing life-long multidimensional realities and working with traditional wisdom keepers, her work integrates leading-edge science, consciousness research, and universal wisdom teachings.


She is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle ( and co-founder of WholeWorld-View (  aiming to serve the understanding, experiencing and embodying of unity consciousness.


Dr. Mick Collins career includes working in the field of mental health as an NHS Occupational Therapist in a psychological therapies team. He was a Lecturer for 10 years in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, where he was also a Director of Admissions. Mick's research, publications and doctoral thesis are focused on the actualization of our psycho-spiritual-eco potential. He has written two books: The Unselfish Spirit and The Visionary Spirit, and his work explores how humanity can co-create an improved future. He was interviewed about his work at the International Hay Festival of Literature in 2015 and he appeared on Conscious TV in 2016. Mick lives in Norwich, and is a husband, father and grandfather.


Dr. Nicole Gruel is an author, speaker, mama, and specialist in spiritual health, who descends from a 700 year lineage of samurai. A near-death experience as a teenager and numerous other spiritually transformative experiences since have inspired her to cheerlead others through their extraordinary experiences towards life prosperity, joyful livelihood, and to become the Agents of Awesome they were meant to be.

Nicole has a Doctorate in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology, is an advisory Board member for Spiritual Awakenings International, mentors coaches for the International Association for Near-Death Studies as well as the American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences, is a certified counsellor and life coach, and has trained in various healing and energy psychology modalities. But most importantly, she's deeply passionate about co-creating a more beautiful world where each and every person shines their quirky light anabashedly bright.

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Heather Hargraves, MA is a trauma therapist and researcher in London, Ontario, Canada. Heather specializes in the use of neuro and biofeedback technologies to support a broad range of neurologically and/or psychologically traumatized clients within her clinical practice.  Heather’s research interests investigate the neurological underpinnings of various states of consciousness, including dissociation, meditation, psychedelics and various polyphasic states of consciousness, associated with shamanic practices. Her masters research focused on the therapeutic induction of altered states of consciousness, based on research findings related to psilocybin (i.e., magic mushrooms). Prior to her training as a neurofeedback therapist Heather worked as a yoga and meditation instructor, as well as a reflexologist and Thai massage therapist. It was her personal experience with these modalities that inspired her to pursue further study as a therapist, with a focus toward understanding the neurological underpinnings of these mind/body therapies.
Currently, Heather is an advocate for the interface of neurofeedback modalities with psychedelic therapies, with an emphasis on the preparation and integration periods that bookend psychedelic therapies, once they are legalized.


Annette Kaiser was born in Zurich in 1948. After studying economics and sociology at the University of St. Gallen (CH), she worked for many years in the field of development cooperation. At the end of the 1980s she founded her Tai Ji DO school and has been training teachers ever since. Starting in 1982 she was a student of Mrs. Irina Tweedie for 17 years and was authorized by her in 1998 to continue the specific path of love. In 2000 she developed the “practice path DO”, which she continues to develop and teaches it in a non-dual, cosmocentric understanding. In today’s teaching and learning activities, Annette Kaiser focuses on the transformation of the heart of all people as a glocal way of life. As an evolutionary visionary, who sees herself in the tradition of an enlightened mysticism, she is close to Sri Aurobindo and the Mother (Mirra Alfassa, Auroville). In her book “One World – One Humanity – One Consciousness - ” she invites to a Universal Spirituality.

Besides being spiritual teacher and author, both a real affair of the heart for her, she is also the founder and spiritual director of the seminar house Villa Unspunnen in Switzerland, which has been a place of silence and spiritual home for many people for 20 years. For more than 30 years she has also been president of the non-profit association “Open Hands”, which supports projects in Asia, Africa and individuals worldwide. She initiated the circle of the “Global Cooperative Forum”, which inspired many, and is also the initiator and “vision holder” of the European “movement” and the 2020 ONE TREE-Planting Peace initiative.

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Annette Kaiser teaches worldwide, but especially in Europe. She is married, mother of two adult children and grandmother.

Domen Kocevar is a founder and director of THEOSOPHICAL LIBRARY OF ALMA M. KARLIN, Liberal Catholic Bishop, Kriya yoga student, founder and director of a Medical Center Paracelsus, teacher of Sociology and Theology. Presently working with Dr. Nina Meyerhof on ONE HUMANITY INSTITUTE in Auschwitz, a symbol of the worst side of humans, with the goal to educate, awaken and lead to be able to step above the roles of victims and villains and be firm in NEVER AGAIN and build Culture of Peace


Catherine G Lucas is the author of four books on how to move successfully through crisis and harness the transformational power it holds. She is best known for her seminal text In Case of Spiritual Emergency: Moving Successfully Through Your Awakening. A former university lecturer, Catherine left her academic career behind to follow her soul's deeper calling. She went on to set up the UK Spiritual Crisis Network, become a published author, international speaker and teacher, with her work being featured on BBC Radio 4 and TimeWarner TV. Her new collaborative venture is Co-Creating Our Future, with the vision to contribute to us all moving successfully through global emergency towards the awakening of consciousness.



Christa Mackinnon is a psychologist, therapist, shamanic teacher, modern medicine woman, speaker and bestselling author of three books about shamanism, therapy and the feminine. A former university lecturer and international trauma specialist, she is the founder of ‘Bridging the Worlds’ where she runs courses for therapists and lay people, combining ancient wisdom traditions with contemporary psychology, a subject she also addresses in her talks and lectures.
Christa also sees herself as an activist. She co-founded ‘Women Weaving Change’, a training school for Modern Medicine Women, which facilitates practitioner courses and workshops and is active within the women’s movement and ‘Sacred Earth Activism’, which contributes actively to various ecological movements, such as Treesisters and Extinction Rebellion

Nina Meyerhof is the founder of Children of the Earth (COE), a worldwide organization that inspires, connects, and empowers youth working for peace both locally and globally. A school administrator with a doctorate in Educational Policy, Research and Administration focused on self-esteem. 

Launching COE transformed Nina’s career and she has since become a foremost educator and pioneer in uniting global consciousness among the world’s youth. Nina’s innovative work in peace and sustainability through educational methodologies has reached young people in over 60 countries, and continues to grow.

Dr Aftab Omer is a sociologist, psychologist, futurist and the president of Meridian University. Raised in Pakistan, India, Hawaii, and Turkey, he was educated at the universities of M.I.T, Harvard and Brandeis. His publications have addressed the topics of transformative learning, cultural leadership, generative entrepreneurship and complexity capability. His work includes assisting organizations in tapping the creative potentials of conflict, diversity, and complexity. Formerly the president of the Council for Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychologies, he is a Fellow of the International Futures Forum and the World Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Maria Papaspyrou is an integrative psychotherapist and systemic family constellations facilitator in Brighton, UK. She has founded TRIPP Network, a UK based psychedelic psychotherapy integration database and continuous professional development training forum. She has co-edited the book “Psychedelic Mysteries of the Feminine” published by Inner Traditions/Park Street Press and is currently co-editing a book provisionally titled "Into the Deep: Integrating Psychedelics and Psychotherapy" due to be printed by the end of 2021. You can find out more about her work at


Coco Oya Cienna-Rey is a UK based creative, soul guide and writer. Her creativity is informed by her journey as a devotee of the Tantric path (an embodied path of self-liberation) and her experience within the field of trauma. She has always felt a call to channel the Voice of the Divine Feminine and is published in several anthologies.  Often thought-provoking, yet always heartfelt her work speaks of the sacred wisdom stored in the body, the non-linear nature of trauma, and the embodiment of soul. She believes that our innate connection to the natural world can heal humanity and admires the human capacity to take the pains and chaos of life and transmute them into purpose, passion, and beauty. Her growing body of work named ‘Feminine Fundamentals’ speaks to the current evolutionary shift on the planet as we collectively balance the masculine and feminine principles within and without.; exploring the concepts of relationships, intimacy, and connection as spiritual practices  
 #WriteratHeart #CreativebyNature  #LoverforLife  #SirenofSoul


Dr. Magdalena Smieszek is a humanitarian, human rights practitioner, and educator. She has worked around the world toward social inclusion, justice and human development with various communities, organizations, educational institutions, and multifaceted projects. For ten years worked with the United Nations, primarily UNHCR, IOM and UNDP, directly within environments and with persons affected by conflicts, inequalities and injustices as well as with those committed to systemic change. 
Magdalena’s interdisciplinary contributions cover a wider range, with a focus on the intersection of law, politics and psychology. She has a PhD in international law from the Central European University in Budapest, plus degrees in human rights, law and international relations from universities of Oxford, Windsor, and Calgary respectively. Among her teaching on global politics and human rights subjects was at Al Quds Bard College in East Jerusalem as visiting professor, as well as within CEU’s Roma Graduate Program and the Open Learning Initiative for refugees and asylum seekers. She has established numerous initiatives towards human-self knowledge, working with international projects towards sustainable peace, such as the Caravan of Unity with Co-Creating Europe.

Anne-Marie Voorhoeve is the founder, director and strategic connector of the Hague Center. She is a strategist, social alchemist, social architect, innovative co-creator, experienced facilitator and expert in meshworking. She enjoys designing and supporting complex multi-stakeholder projects that commit to meaningful and ambitious goals and contributes to many networks and initiatives, for example as the chief creative director of the Club of Budapest International Network, a core team member of the WholeWorld-View community, Co-Creating Europe, CityTransformers and a partner of Living Cities Network, Humanity Rising, Loving Classroom and the Infinite World Game. 


Anne-Marie recipient of the World Forum Peace Price for Communities in 2017 and awarded Integral City Meshworker of the year in 2019. 


Dr. Paris Williams  has degrees in ecology and psychology, specializing in humanistic, existential, transpersonal, somatic and ecological therapy approaches. He’s conducted research on extreme states and radical personal transformation, and published the widely acclaimed book, Rethinking Madness. Native to the U.S., Paris has been living in New Zealand for 7 years, working as a clinical psychologist, running workshops, and establishing the Centre for Nonviolence and Conscious Living.

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