Connect with Alfonso on Twitter @bookcartpusher and on Facebook @The-Book-of-the-Magical-Mythical-Unicorn. Check out his website at theunicornbook.com.
Alfonso Colasuonno is the co-author of The Book of the Magical Mythical Unicorn, which publishes on August 28. Alfonso has cultivated a lifelong passion for esoteric study, and among his earliest memories are scouring books of the unexplained at his aunt's home during family gatherings. Upon meeting Vakasha Brenman, Alfonso was able to put his passion to practical use in their joint creation of The Book of the Magical Mythical Unicorn. Alfonso was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, but now calls Baltimore his home. In his spare time, Alfonso practices Reiki, being inducted into the spiritual practice by renowned Reiki Master Pamela Miles. #UpTheSpiral
Connect with Alfonso on Twitter @bookcartpusher and on Facebook @The-Book-of-the-Magical-Mythical-Unicorn. Check out his website at theunicornbook.com.
Dr. Jolene Nichols brings over 25 years of experience in the substance use industry in both counseling roles as well as executive management. Dr. Jolene is passionate about helping people make positive changes in their lives and helping families to heal. She focuses on providing individualized addiction counseling to people in any stage of recovery, as well as their family members. She believes a successful recovery involves healing of the entire family. Dr. Jolene served as the Vice President/COO at VHA a national substance abuse disorder corporation and served as the CEO of VH Solutions a billing and clinical consulting corporation. She has presented at many psychological symposiums on addiction, ethics, and online therapy. Dr. Jolene holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology and a Doctorate in Psychology with a specialization in addiction from Colorado State University and Capella. She is the current owner/operator of Nuhope Services an Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facility in Overland Park, Kansas. #recovery #addiction
Find Dr. Jolene and Nuhope Services online at nuhopeservice.com. Email Dr. Jolene at email@example.com.
Keith Anthony Blanchard, author of Homecoming: Crossing the Bridge to the Soul, was born in Houma, Louisiana, and had a typical middle class Catholic upbringing.
In his early teens, he often entertained himself by pondering the big questions about God and the universe. Little did he know that the day would come when those questions would form the spiritual foundation upon which he would build the rest of his life.
In his late twenties, Keith went through a crisis that stripped him of everything he held dear and left him with no choice but to turn inward for answers. This he did, but the peace and stability he so wanted still eluded him.
When he was thirty-two, celestial beings began to appear to him, sharing glimpses of his future and the world's. Not only did they enlighten and guide him, they instructed him to pass their message on to others so that they, too, could learn a higher way of living.
Now in his fifties and living a peaceful, stable life, Keith continues to pursue his passion to both learn and teach about Truth.
You can find Keith online at centeroflightradio.com/ and on Facebook @centeroflightradio.
Geoff Thompson, @geoff_thompson_official is a British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) Winning Writer. Geoff’s first book, Watch My Back, detailing his experiences as a doorman in Coventry for over a decade, became a Sunday Times Best-selling autobiography. In 2008 it was adapted into a screenplay by Geoff and filmed as a major motion picture, Clubbed. Geoff has written over forty books, and has been published in 21 languages. He has appeared three times on the Sunday Times Bestsellers List. He is also the author of myriad articles appearing in national magazines and broadsheets, including The Times, GQ and FHM. In this episode we discuss his newest book, The Divine CEO, a no-nonsense, pragmatic book about the hierarchy of spiritual ascent published by O-Books, a division of John Hunt Publishing. Find it wherever books are sold.
For more information about The Divine CEO, visit the publisher at johnhuntpublishing.com/o-books/our-books/divine-ceo. You can find Geoff on Instagram @geoff_thompson_official.
Colm Holland is a writer, mentor, speaker, alchemy trainer and adventurer. For the last 50 years he has been on his alchemist journey and is learning something new every day about how Love can turn the ordinary in our lives into gold.
In 1993 Holland was a member of the international marketing team at one of the world’s leading publishers in Australia. One Friday he received the manuscript of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. The book was already a local bestseller in its native Portuguese, but when Colm read it, he decided that the English translation would be an international bestseller—and it was, selling over 85 million copies worldwide. It has been translated into more than eighty languages and remains a New York Times bestseller twenty-five years after its initial publication.
The story of The Alchemist is the story of a quest for personal treasure. Once we find our treasure it is vital that we give it away to the benefit of our world. This is true empowerment and the path to the gold is personal transformation. Colm’s new book, The Secret of the Alchemist, takes you into his personal journey with Paulo Coelho so you can be the alchemist in your world.
Learn more about The Secret of the Alchemist and Colm Holland at colmholland.com or join his Facebook page at facebook.com/ColmHollandPage.
This is our 100th episode and the gang’s all here to talk about wellness and self care. You might think that self care is a manicure or a nap, but it goes much deeper than that. How do you care for your self? Why is it important, and why should you care? Self care is not a luxury; it’s essential for maintaining your spirit and its vehicle. Christi, Mary Jane, Kathy, Steven, and Donna share their best tips for themselves and their clients.
Ask Joanne DiMaggio what is her soul's purpose and she gives her answer with a smile: "I am a reporter for the Universe." Joanne says writing is part of her spiritual DNA and sees her soul's mission in this life to observe, record and disseminate information about her particular area of expertise in esoteric studies: soul writing and past life exploration.
A professional writer and author of six books and hundreds of magazine articles for both mainstream and esoteric audiences, in 1987 she began devoting all of her time to her esoteric studies, specializing in past life exploration, research and therapy. She eventually combined her passion for soul writing with her knowledge of reincarnation and today is considered a respected expert in both fields.
Born and raised in Chicago, Joanne has been actively involved with Edgar Cayce's Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) since 1987. In 1990, she became one of the founding members of the A.R.E. Heartland Region headquartered in Chicago. There she oversaw the region's public relations, newsletter, and special event programming. She has been the Coordinator for the A.R.E. Charlottesville, VA team since August 2008. Joanne was the founder of the Unity Holistic Healing Center, a service of Unity of Charlottesville, and served as its director from April 2013 to June 2020.
Joanne earned her Masters in Transpersonal Studies degree, now known as Transpersonal Psychology, through Atlantic University. Her thesis on inspirational writing served as the basis of her first esoteric book: Soul Writing: Conversing with your Higher Self. She also earned her Spiritual Mentor certification through Atlantic University, where she was named Outstanding Graduate of the year. She later formed A.U.'s Alumni Association, which she served as president for two years.
Joanne has given talks on the subject of past-life and life-between-lives exploration as well as soul writing to A.R.E., Unity and other audiences across the country. In addition, Joanne has been the guest on over 70 national and international radio programs, including Coast to Coast AM and the Shirley MacLaine Show.
Joanne has been professionally pursuing past-life research and therapy for over 30 years. She is a graduate of the Eastern Institute of Hypnotherapy, completed additional training in hypnosis at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL and studied under Dr. Irene Hickman, a pioneer in the field of non-directive hypnotherapy. The years she spent as the head of her own past-life research center enabled her to interact with some of the leading past-life therapists, authors, and other renowned practitioners from across the country.
In addition to Soul Writing, her other esoteric books include Your Soul Remembers: Accessing Your Past Lives Through Soul Writing; Karma Can Be a Real Pain: Past Life Clues to Current Life Maladies; I Did It To Myself...Again! New Life-Between-Lives Case Studies Show How Your Soul's Contract Is Guiding Your Life; and Edgar Cayce and the Unfulfilled Destiny of Thomas Jefferson Reborn, scheduled to be published in January 2021. Joanne conducts private past-life regressions, life-between-lives sessions, and soul writing sessions via Skype or Zoom.
Connect with Joanne at joannedimaggio.com.
Fredric Heeren is a science journalist who has written for The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, as well as the magazines Scientific American, Smithsonian, New Scientist, ScienceNOW, and the journal Nature. His work has also appeared in the college textbooks Understanding Human Origins and McGraw-Hill’s Physical Anthropology. See a sampling of his science stories at fredheeren.com.
Heeren specialized in big bang cosmology during his first decade of science writing, when he interviewed Nobel prize-winning astrophysicists, NASA team leaders, and theoretical physicists. In more recent years, while writing his next book, he has traveled to fossil sites in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America, covering breaking discoveries in both dinosaur and hominid evolution. His first book has been published in six language versions.
He has spoken to university students around the country, and around the world, about the big bang theory, the history of the universe, the evolution of the world’s largest dinosaurs, and human evolution. Religious organizations have also asked him to speak about different ways to approach the relationship between science and faith.
Heeren founded and runs Day Star Research, a non-profit organization dedicated to improved understanding and peacemaking between people of faith and people without it—with a particular concern that believers learn to separate their holy texts from science, and that everyone sees the difference between what Jesus taught (love, mercy, peacemaking, not judging) and the American Christians (there are several of them) who teach the opposite.
You can find Fred and his writings at EvolutionStory.com. His book, available on Amazon, is Show Me God: What the Message from Space Is Telling Us About God. Join Heeren’s Meetup group, Provocateurs and Peacemakers Meetup, can be found at meetup.com/ProvocateursAndPeacemakers. Join their conversations on Zoom.
We are experiencing many upsetting and painful events in the world right now and yet if we lean in and listen closely, we will hear the heartbeats of all of humanity in unison. How do we navigate these circumstances and move forward in a way that serves ourselves and our world?
Dr. Dravon James believes these challenges are an opportunity to embrace change and develop a mindset to create peace as we move forward and prepare for our next level of greatness. Dr. James is the founder of Everyday Peace and the author of Freedom is Your Birthright. As an Inspirational Speaker, Dravon's goal is to educate, empower, and inspire others to build the life of their dreams no matter what shows up in their lives—good, bad, or otherwise.
Her journey began in poverty on the South Side of Chicago. Though she had always dreamt of a career on the stage, Dravon went on to earn a doctorate in pharmacy from Creighton University and has worked as a pharmacist all of her adult life. Along with her medical career and theatrical aspirations, Dravon has also always had a keen interest in personal development. After reading Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking in college, she went on to make a lifelong study of the power we all have to create the life we want.
The insight she gained from her study has served her well during good times and bad. Her marriage hit the rocks, several of her pregnancies failed, her career took a tailspin for a time, and her health has been challenged, yet through it all, she has continued to follow her dreams and now teaches others to do the same. Dravon is now the happy mother of two teenagers, a wife of 23 years, a successful pharmacist, motivational speaker, author, and an actress whose career credits include a recurring role on HBO’s acclaimed The Wire, many stage plays, and independent films. She continues to inspire and teach what she knows to be the most effective tool for transforming, creating, and building a spectacular life—tapping into Everyday Peace. Her client list includes the University of the District of Columbia, New Hope World Ministries, Today’s Care Adult Daycare, Stadium Place, and Next Chapter online radio.
See more about Dr. James at drdravonjames.com. Listen to her Unity Radio show, Everyday Peace, at unityonlineradio.org/everyday-peace.
Our guest this week had an incredible N.D.E after being dragged under a train and severely injured, and after a visit to the Afterlife found he could compose music and paint astonishing art. This is incredible.
David Ditchfield has written the highly anticipated Shine on: The Remarkable Story of How I Fell Under a Speeding Train, Journeyed to the Afterlife, and the Astonishing Proof I Brought Back with Me published by www.o-books.com, foreword by Raymond A. Moody, Jr. Publishes 6/26/20; available now for preorder.
Across thousands of years, people have described one of the most astonishing of all human phenomena: the near-death experience (NDE), the subjective experience of an Afterlife, a place where we apparently survive death.
But what if the after-effects of an NDE were undeniable? What if someone suddenly developed the ability to produce high-quality paintings of their NDE, a new-found skill that went far beyond the artistic ability they had before? And what if that same person then suddenly acquired the ability to compose classical symphonies after their NDE! #nde
Listen to David’s amazing symphony, view his art, and see his story at shineonthestory.com.
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