IMAGINE Vol. 2 is driven by the creative visions of 100+ imaginative people from around the world, each one listed here in no particular order with a link from their name to their individual page.

IMAGINE Vol. 2 is dedicated to the memory of Michael Gosney, who was expecting to be a contributor to this issue before he unfortunately passed away on Thursday, April 28th. Michael was a digital media publishing pioneer and the founder of Avant Books and Microtrend in the early 1980s who produced many influential books and events on the shift to sustainability and who served on the board of architect Paolo Soleri’s ecocity research project, Arcosanti, since 1995.

IMAGINE and so many in our community were very impressed and inspired by Michael, who in every way embodied what it means to live with imagination. Deeply saddened by his passing, we were continually wowed by his creativity, grateful by his friendship and generosity, and are now honored to present Remembering Michael Gosney, a beautiful tribute to him written by Lawrence Axil Comras.

  • John McLaughlin: Guitarist, bandleader, composer, and pioneer of jazz fusion as one of the genre’s most virtuosic guitar soloists who has placed his blazing speed in the service of a searching spiritual passion that has kept his music evolving and open to new influences. Whether shredding on electric or simmering quietly on acoustic, his intensity and underappreciated versatility have nearly always kept his playing vital, and his best moments — whether as a solo artist or bandmember — represent some of fusion’s greatest recordings.
  • Annie Haslam: Vocalist with the progressive rock group, Renaissance, whose unique and timeless fusion of classical, folk, rock, and jazz music filled seven successful studio albums and led them to performances at some of the most prestigious concert halls on earth, and whose creativity also extends into the visual arts with her own unique style of painting she calls, ‘Intuitive Abstract Expressionism’, whether on canvas and other mediums such as painted guitarsviolins, and drum heads.
  • Thomas Moore: Author of the New York Times number one bestselling book, Care of the Soul, and twenty-eight others including Soul Mates, The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life, and Rituals of the Imagination, who holds a Ph.D. in religious studies, composes music, writes fiction, and teaches and lectures in all parts of the world.
  • Jill Purce: Voice teacher, therapist, author, pioneer in the international sound healing movement through the teaching of group overtone chanting, pioneer in the practice of healing family and ancestral traumas with her Healing Family and Ancestor and Resonant Family Constellations, and the activation of the mandala as a living practice with her extended Mandala Ceremonies, and author of The Mystic Spiral: Journey of the Soul as part of the 30-book Art and Imagination series, which she was the General Editor.
  • D. Paul Schafer: Founder and Director of the World Culture Project in Markham, Canada, who has worked in the cultural field for more than five decades as an educator, advisor, administrator, and researcher, and the author of multiple books including, Culture: Beacon of the FutureThe Age of CultureThe Arts: Gateway to a Fulfilling Life and Cultural Age, and his brand new, The World as Culture: Cultivation of the Soul to the Cosmic Whole.
  • Nora Bateson: Award-winning filmmaker, writer, and educator, and President of the non-profit International Bateson Institute for transcontextual research in ecology, economy, social change, health, education, and art, whose documentary, An Ecology of Mind, is a portrait of her father, celebrated anthropologist, philosopher, author, naturalist, systems theorist, and filmmaker, Gregory Bateson.
  • James Hollis: Jungian psychoanalyst and the author of seventeen books including, The Archetypal Imagination, Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for the Second Half of the Journey, Living Between Worlds: Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times, and What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life.
  • Carol S. Pearson: Author and educator developing new theories and models building on the work of C. G. Jung, James Hillman, and Joseph Campbell, the creator of the 12-Archetype System that led to the development of the Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator® assessment, former President of Pacifica Graduate Institute, and author of books such as The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By, and Awakening the Heroes Within: Twelve Archetypes to Help Us Find Ourselves and Transform Our World.
  • Bernardo Kastrup: Executive Director of Essentia Foundation, philosopher whose work is leading the modern renaissance of metaphysical idealism, and author of books such as The Idea of the World: A Multi-Disciplinary Argument for the Mental Nature of Reality, Decoding Jung’s Metaphysics: The Archetypal Semantics of an Experiential Universe, and Decoding Schopenhauer’s Metaphysics: The Key to Understanding How It Solves the Hard Problem of Consciousness and the Paradoxes of Quantum Mechanics.
  • Joan Hanley: Artist and teacher who makes paintings in a 200-year-old mill in Harrisville, NH that are exhibited and collected around the world. She began her training in meditation and art in high school and has continued to train and teach in the US, India, Japan, Taiwan, England, and China over the past 50 years.
  • Felipe Fernández-Armesto: Professor of history, and author of acclaimed books including, Out of Our Minds: What We Think and How We Came to Think It, Truth: A History and a Guide for the Perplexed, Ideas That Changed the World, and his latest, Before Columbus Exploration and Colonization from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, 1229-1492.
  • Grimanesa Amorós: Interdisciplinary light artist creating site-specific monumental sculptures whose work’s unique relationship to technology engages viewers in dialogue with cultural legacies, architecture, and the surrounding community. She was a guest speaker at TEDGlobal 2014, a recipient of the ‘NEA Visual Arts Grants Fellowships 1993 ’, the ‘NEA Artist Travel Grant’, and has the distinction of being part of the ‘Art In Embassies Program of the U.S.’.
  • Dennis Patrick Slattery: Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Mythological Studies Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute, author, co-author, editor or co-editor of 30 published volumes, including seven volumes of poetry and one co-authored novel, such as Deep Creativity: Seven Ways to Spark Your Creative Spirit (2020 Nautilus Book Award winner in the “Inspiration and Creativity” category), who offers Riting Personal Myth Retreats to organizations in the US, Canada, and Ireland.
  • Clara Ponty: Classically trained pianist, singer and composer, daughter of legendary violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, with an eclectic musical body of work that includes six albums including her latest, Face to the Sun.
  • Karim Rashid: One of the most prolific designers of his generation with over 4000 designs in production, over 400 awards, and operating in over 35 countries. Described by Time magazine as the “most famous industrial designer in all the Americas”, his designs span luxury goods, furniture, lighting, surface design, brand identity and packaging and include democratic objects like the ubiquitous Garbo waste can and Oh! Chair for Umbra and interiors like the Morimoto restaurant, Philadelphia, and Nhow hotel, Berlin.
  • Marilyn Schlitz: Social scientist who has conducted clinical, laboratory and field-based research into consciousness, human transformation, and healing, and award-winning author of books including Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday LifeConsciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind Body Medicine; and Death Makes Life Possible (and film by same title) whose has taught at Stanford, Harvard, and Trinity University, and is currently Professor of Transpersonal Psychology and President of the Academic Faculty at Sofia University, CEO/President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
  • Tim Freke: Religious philosopher, authority on the spiritual traditions of the world, author of 35 books including Deep Awake and Soul Story, creator of Unividualism: A Deeper Way of Living, and founder of The International Community of Unividuals, which combines evolutionary science and deep spirituality to offer a visionary new understanding of the nature of reality and the purpose of life.
  • Tiffany Shlain: Multidisciplinary artist, writer, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, speaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and author of the bestselling 24/6: Giving up Screens One Day a Week to Get More Time, Creativity, and Connection (winner of the Marshall McLuhan Outstanding Book Award), whose work explores the relationship between humanity and technology, the future of work, digital wellbeing and happiness, gender and women’s rights, and neuroscience and creativity.
  • Aftab Omer: Sociologist, psychologist, futurist, president of Meridian University, Fellow of the International Futures Forum, and the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, and former President of the Council for Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychologies, whose publications address the topics of transformative learning, cultural leadership, generative entrepreneurship and the power of imagination.
  • Martina Hoffmann: Visionary symbolist painter and self-declared creatrix of inner landscape and other worldly vistas, who exhibits her work internationally and is represented in the permanent exhibition of the NAIA Museum in France. A world citizen since her childhood in Germany and Cameroon – West Africa, she works in both the USA and Europe.
  • Sean Kelly: Professor of Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), author of the books, Becoming Gaia: On the Threshold of Planetary Initiation, and Coming Home: The Birth and Transformation of the Planetary Era, and co-editor of The Variety of Integral Ecologies: Nature, Culture, and Knowledge in the Planetary Era, and Psyche Unbound: Essays in Honor of Stanislav Grof.
  • Milena Ivanova: Philosopher of science interested in the relationship between science and art, how aesthetic values influence scientific pursuits, and the role of creativity and the imagination in scientific discoveries, and the author of the book, Duhem and Holism, and co-editor of The Aesthetics of Science: Beauty, Imagination and Understanding.
  • Toby Amies: Portrait photographer and filmmaker of The Man Whose Mind Explodedthe feature-length documentary about Brighton eccentric and Salvador Dalì collaborator, Drako Zarhazar, and the brand new, In the Court of the Crimson King, about the legendary progressive rock group, King Crimson.
  • Marcomé: Singer, songwriter, sound engineer, and musical artist who has worked with artists such as Diana Krall, Cecilia Bartoli, Cirque du Soleil, Branford Marsalis, Sir George Martin, Tom Waits, Daniel Lanois, Pat Metheny, and Yes. A songstress whose mostly wordless vocals display anew why the human voice is that most incredible and flexible of all instruments, her signature sound is a relaxing blend of ambient New Age and World music that she likes to call New World Music.
  • Philip Ball: Freelance science writer whose writings for the popular press have covered topical issues ranging from cosmology to the future of molecular biology, and whose 25+ books concerning science in some form or another: its history, its interactions with the arts and society, its achievements, delights and detours, include The Beauty of ChemistryThe Modern Myths: Adventures in the Machinery of the Popular Imagination, and his brand new, The Book of Minds.
  • Shauna Gilligan: Novelist and short story writer who facilitates creative writing workshops and teaches in higher education, further education, and prison settings, and who enjoys collaborating with visual artists and interviews writers about their processes and publications. An explorer of the crossover of art and literature in storytelling, and the depiction of historical events in fiction, and creative processes, she was awarded a Government of Ireland Creative Ireland Bursary (Kildare) in 2021 for a collaborative project, Mantles.
  • Patrick Harpur: Writer and author of books such as The Philosophers’ Secret Fire: A History of the Imagination, Mercurius: The Marriage of Heaven and Earth, and Daimonic Reality: A Field Guide to the Otherworld.
  • Louise Livingstone: Author, lecturer, teacher, Director of the Heart Sense Research Institute, and Co-Founder of The Centre for Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred, whose work aims to re-imagine the long-forgotten wise and intelligent heart for contemporary times.
  • Jim Davies: Cognitive scientist, professor at Carleton University’s Department of Cognitive Science, and the School of Computer Science, Director of the Science of Imagination Laboratory, artist, four-time TEDx speaker, author of books such as Imagination: The Science of Your Mind’s Greatest Power, and co-host with Dr. Kim Hellemans of the award-winning Minding the Brain podcast, which explores cognitive and brain sciences.
  • Zorana Pringle: Senior Research Scientist and Director of the Creativity and Emotions lab at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and Associate Editor of Psychology of Aesthetics and Creativity, whose research has been published in academic journals such as Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Personality, Applied Cognitive Psychology, Creativity Research Journal, and Journal of Creative Behavior, and who has received the Award for Excellence in Research from the Mensa Education and Research Foundation for her research on emotional intelligence and emotional creativity, as well as the Berlyne Award for Outstanding Early Career Achievement in psychology of aesthetics, creativity, and the arts.
  • Martin Reeves: Chairman of the BCG Henderson Institute, a think tank dedicated to exploring and developing valuable new insights from business, technology, economics, and science by embracing the powerful technology of ideas, a 3-time TED speaker, and author of the books The Imagination Machine with Jack Fuller, and Your Strategy Needs a Strategy, plus numerous articles in Harvard Business Review.
  • Katarina Andjelkovic: Theorist, practicing architect, researcher, painter, draftsman, and writer simultaneously engaged in architectural practice, teaching, and research with a focus on how ideas can be translated across different media, crossing architecture, visual arts and film.
  • Dean Radin: Chief Scientist of Institute of Noetic Sciences, Associated Distinguished Professor at California Institute of Integral Studies, Editor of the journal, Explore, Chairman of Cognigenics Inc., and the author of books such as Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe, and The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena.
  • Dina Glouberman: Psychotherapist, coach, and consultant, founder of the Aurora ImageWork Training Centre in Puglia, S. Italy, co-founder of Skyros Holidays, and author of the books You Are What You Imagine and her brand new, ImageWork: The complete guide to working with transformational imagery.
  • Paul Halpern: Professor of Physics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia who has published seventeen books, most recently Flashes of Creation: George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, and the Great Big Bang Debate, and Synchronicity: The Epic Quest to Understand the Quantum Nature of Cause and Effect, plus dozens of research articles, and who has given numerous scholarly presentations at conferences and universities.
  • Dot Allison: Singer and songwriter who has made significant inroads in electronic music circles, most notably fronting the band One Dove in the early 1990s, and whose albums include, Afterglow, We Are Science, Exaltation Of Larks, Room 7½, and the highly-acclaimed new, Heart-Shaped Scars.
  • Richard Bright: Editor of Interalia, an online magazine dedicated to the interactions between the arts, sciences and consciousness, which is part of The Interalia Centre he founded in 1990. Formally studying both Fine Art and Physics, he has lectured extensively on art and science, written articles on artists such as James Turrell, Andy Goldsworthy, and Susan Derges, and co-authored the book, The Art of Science, exploring the work of 40 artists and artist–scientists from different cultures and eras in an effort to uncover how they designed futuristic technology centuries ahead of its time.
  • Mary Attwood: Art historian, author, lecturer, teacher, Co-Founder of The Centre for Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred, founding Chairman of the Victoria branch of The Arts Society, London, and a yoga, meditation and mindfulness teacher.
  • Jeff McBride: Grandmaster of Magic whose unique combination of masks, mime, mythic story and sleight of hand has earned him recognition as a foremost innovator and one of the most exciting performers in contemporary magic. A three-time award winner at the International Grand Prix of Magic in Monte Carlo and a Magician of the Year by The Academy of Magical Arts (The Magic Castle), his Las Vegas based Magic and Mystery School is widely known as the world’s leading source for magical learning.
  • Suzanne Murray: Creativity and writing coach, soul-based life coach, award-winning writer, poet, EFT practitioner and intuitive healer committed to empowering others to find the freedom to ignite their creative fire, unleash their imagination and engage their creative expression in every area of their lives.
  • Jeremy Lent: Author of the award-winning book, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning, and the new, The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe. He is also the founder of Deep Transformation Network, a global community exploring pathways to an ecological civilization, and the nonprofit Liology Institute, dedicated to fostering an integrated worldview that could enable humanity to thrive sustainably on the Earth.
  • Fiona Joy: Classically-trained pianist, singer, composer, speaker, and international touring artist who is inspired by her Celtic heritage and influences such as George Winston, Michael Nyman, Chopin, and Mendelssohn, and who has recorded 18 albums including Blue Dream600 Years in a Moment, and Moving Through Worlds, including two albums produced by Windham Hill Records founder, Will Ackerman, as part of the four-piece New Age music group ensemble, FLOW.
  • Jerome Glenn: Co-founder and CEO of The Millennium Project, which connects futurists around the world to improve global foresight, lead author with Elizabeth Florescu of the State of the Future 19.1 and 18 other State of the Future reports for the past twenty years, and former Executive Director of the American Council for the United Nations University, and Deputy Director of Partnership for Productivity International.
  • Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor: Professor of Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), English Director of Undergraduate Programs in WGSS, President of The Society for Utopian Studies at Penn State University who specializes in utopian literature and theory from the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries and whose most recent monograph is Postmodern Utopias and Feminist Fictions. She was also co-curator of Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials, a major international exhibition at the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State in 2018.
  • Jake Baddeley: Fine art painter and sculptor in the contemporary symbolism genre whose work has been described as “an evocative mix of the mystical, the profound and the absurd”, and who draws inspiration from sources such as the Ancient Greeks, the Italian Renaissance Masters, the Dutch Masters, iconography, mythology, psychology, and philosophy, but most of all from on his own subconscious and intuition.
  • Pippa Goldschmidt: Writer who explores the hidden lives of scientists and their work in books such as The Need for Better Regulation of Outer SpaceThe Falling SkyI Am Because You Are, and Uncanny Bodies (as co-editor).
  • Michael T. Stuart: Associate Professor at the Institute for Philosophy of Mind and Cognition at the NYCU in Taiwan and a research fellow at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics, and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Geneva who works on scientific imagination.
  • Snatam Kaur: Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and author who performs Indian devotional music – kirtan, and tours the world as musician, workshop leader, and peace activist. Known for the stirring luminous quality of her voice and insightful teachings, she is currently embarking on her Into the Light Tour to celebrate the release of her 16th album, Nirankaar.
  • Daniel Merriam: Painter best known for his fantastic whimsical style, often themed around elaborate architecture, whose art has been exhibited internationally for over three decades and can be found in private, corporate and museum collections throughout the world, and whose latest works are currently exhibited exclusively by his own Bubble Street Gallery at 565 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA.
  • Gordana Vukelic: Graduate of Belgrade University in English Language and Literature who has worked as an English teacher and author/translator.
  • Fred Schwaller: Neuroscientist, writer, science communicator, and artist whose expertise lies in crossing the boundaries between neuroscience and art with a particular focus on how touch sensation reaches into the creative arts.
  • Patti Dobrowolski: CEO of Up Your Creative Genius, live illustrator, author, visual thinker, change activator, educator, keynote speaker, performer, and the producer and host of the Up Your Creative Genius podcast, who is obsessed with showing people how to make change more easily. A 4x TEDx speaker, her TEDx talk “Draw Your Future” has been viewed over 6 million times.
  • Gary Gute: Director of UNIFlow Lab at the University of Northern Iowa, where he teaches the courses The Creative Experience, The Science and Experience of Human Flourishing, and Creativity and the Evolution of Culture, associate producer with his wife, Deanne, of The Flow Channel, a website dedicated to cultivating Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s work on human flourishing in individual lives, organizations, and schools, and founder of the Creative Life Research Center and the Human Potential Project at the University of Northern Iowa, where he serves as Associate Professor of Applied Human Sciences.
  • Rana Florida: Chief Executive Officer of the Creative Class Group, a strategy firm led by author, thought-leader and researcher, Richard Florida, the author of the book, Upgrade—Taking Your Work and Life From Ordinary to Extraordinary, a writer on business and leadership for Fast Company, Inc.com, Huffington Post, and Miami Herald, and guest business analyst on The Today Show and MSNBC’s The Cycle, who has been featured in The New York Times, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, Market Watch, CNN, and The Globe and Mail.
  • Rob Hopkins: Author of From What Is to What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want, speaker, and the producer-host of the From What If to What Next podcast which invites listeners to ask, ‘What If’ questions and then find the very best people to explore how they might move from ‘What If to What Next’.
  • Sophia Psarra: Professor of Architecture and Spatial Design at The Bartlett School of Architecture and Faculty of the Built Environment, and the author of books such as Venice Variations: Tracing the Architectural Imagination, Architecture and Narrative The Formation of Space and Cultural Meaning, the forthcoming Parliament Buildings: The Architecture of Politic, and the Editor of The Production Sites of Architecture.
  • Grant Dudson: Creative Director at Chorus Agency, a creative agency based in London producing powerful, theatrical and strategic live and digital experiences, who thrives in the landscape of brand experiences, events, spatial design, and immersive art, creating and working on high profile Diageo accounts and projects such as their iconic World Class Global Final event and Johnnie Walker‘s Global experiential concept.
  • Lucia Capacchione: Art therapist, expressive arts therapy pioneer, bestselling author of 23 books, including Recovery of Your Inner Child and Visioning: Ten Steps to Designing the Life of Your Dreams, designer of products for Hallmark and Mattel, and former management trainer at Walt Disney Imagineering who directs Creative Journal Expressive Arts Certification Training and Visioning Coach Training.
  • Mario Gonzalez Lares: Researcher and a scholar of the life and work of Salvador Dalí who has assisted with documenting collections for both the Science Museum in Caracas, Venezuela and the Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research, IVIC, contributor to the Catalogue Raisonné of Dalí’s work that the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí in Figueres, Spain manages in collaboration with The Dalí Museum, researcher on the trilogy of ballets by Dalí: Bacchanale, Labyrinth and Sacrifice as The Dalí Museum’s first Fellow, and author of two unpublished books: Dalí’s Tarot and Dalí’s Zodiac.
  • Prarthana Borah: Nature educator who interfaces art, design, and culture to explore solutions for climate change and environmental sustainability.
  • Ray Keene: International Chess Grandmaster, the President of the Tony Buzan Group, an organization dedicated to improving mental skills through live and online training in Mind Mapping, memory, speed reading, and creativity, and the author of books such as Buzan’s Book of Genius and How to Unleash Your Own and The Official Biography of Tony Buzan: The Man Who Introduced the World to Mind Maps.
  • Lizzie Chantree: Inventor, businesswoman, artist, and writer of romance novels who has appeared on Sky News, ITV Lunchtime News, This Morning, The Gloria Hunniford show, The Big Breakfast, and BBC’s Worldwide Radio Service, amongst others, for becoming one of Fair Play London’s Female Innovators.
  • Garry Kennard: Painter, illustrator, writer, lecturer, and the director of Art and Mind, which has attracted leading artists and scientists to explore, through festivals and symposia, what light the brain sciences can throw on contemporary culture.
  • Michelle James: Founder and Director of Center for Creative Emergence, an organization dedicated to the emerging paradigm of creative work that serves the self, others, and the good of the whole and whose mission is to bring people, teams, and the organizations they work in into vibrant creative aliveness – to become engaged energized and connected – for greater enjoyment, meaning, empowerment, and impact.
  • Paul Levy: Pioneer in the field of spiritual emergence and the author of books such as The Quantum Revelation: A Radical Synthesis of Science and Spirituality and Wetiko: Healing the Mind-Virus that Plagues our World.
  • Anna Ayres: A painter of the natural world, illuminating the magic, the mystery, the energy and the interconnectedness of all things, who creates murals, original paintings, commissions, pet portraits, prints, cards and merchandise to uplift the spirit.
  • Peter O’Neill: Founder and Director of the Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas & Politics, former CEO of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, and former Northern Ireland Director of the student movement in Northern Ireland, who has also worked for Nesta – the UK innovation foundation and various NGOs in Ireland and the UK.
  • Pat B. Allen: Artist, art therapist, and the author of books such as Art Is a Spiritual Path: Engaging the Sacred through the Practice of Art and Writing, and Art Is a Way of Knowing: A Guide to Self-Knowledge and Spiritual Fulfillment through Creativity.
  • Guy Lafranchi: Founder of GLAD Ltd. (Guy Lafranchi Applied Design), an internationally active architecture and design studio based in Bern, Switzerland, Director of RIEA.ch (Research Institute for Experimental Architecture) in Bern, Professor of Architecture at the University of Applied Sciences in Bern, specializing in design and innovation processes. His www.gladcloud.ch is a design consulting platform for planning, architecture and design processes as well as design communication.
  • Phoebe Barnard: Co-founder and CEO of the Stable Planet Alliance, Professor at University of Washington’s Center for Environmental Politics and School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science, Associate Researcher at the FitzPatrick Institute and African Climate and Development Initiative of the University of Cape Town, and a global change and biodiversity scientist with 34 years working on African national development.
  • Cody Havard: Professor of Sport Commerce, Director of Research, and Director of the Bureau of Sport and Leisure Commerce in the Kemmons Wilson School at The University of Memphis, whose research focuses on the rivalry phenomenon to better understand group member behavior and its impact on society.
  • Girija Kaimal: Associate Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Creative Arts Therapies and Assistant Dean for Special Research Initiatives at Drexel University, and President of the American Art Therapy Association.
  • Duncan Wardle: Former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, where he and his team helped Imagineering, Lucas Film, Marvel, Pixar, and Disney Parks to innovate, creating magical new storylines and experiences. With his company ID8, he now applies his unique approach to Design Thinking to help people capture unlikely connections, leading to fresh thinking and disruptive ideas.
  • Sharon Heath: Jungian Analyst in private practice and a faculty member of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles who writes fiction and non-fiction exploring the interplay of science and spirit, politics, and pop culture, including her forthcoming novel, The Mysterious Composition of Tears, a sequel to The Fleur Trilogy, published by Thomas-Jacob Publishing, LLC.
  • Richard Barone: Recording artist, performer, producer, and author who pioneered the indie rock scene in Hoboken, NJ fronting The Bongos and then helping to launch the chamber pop movement with his solo debut “cool blue halo”, among his many studio recordings. He hosts Folk Radio on WBAI New York, and his new book, Music + Revolution, is coming in fall 2022 from Backbeat Books.
  • Rebecca Kamen: Sculptor and lecturer on the intersections of art and science, seeks ‘the truth’ through observation. Her artwork is informed by wide-ranging research into cosmology, history, philosophy, and by connecting common threads that flow across various scientific fields to capture and re-imagine what the scientists see.
  • Ben Goossens: Belgian photo montage artist with a distinctive surrealist style reminiscent of his fellow countryman, René Magritte.
  • Audrey Rangel Aguirre: Interdisciplinary artist researching at the intersection of art and science, focusing on artistic intuition to create new systems that belong to the future of human civilization, who is currently developing the research project Terras Lux, exploring the relation between energy on microbial microecosystems on soil and the energy on human body.
  • Pepe Deluxé: A fellowship of extraordinary gentlefolk on a quest for quests, captained by Paul Malmström, an explorer of worlds both known and unknown, and James Spectrum, Baron of Sealand. Pepe Deluxé is not to be confused with PEPEDELUXE, who is a hair artist in Switzerland.
  • Rivera Sun: Change-maker, cultural creative, protest novelist, advocate for nonviolence and social justice, author of books such as The Dandelion Insurrection and The Way Between, as well as the Editor of Nonviolence News, whose study guide to making change with nonviolent action is used by activist groups across the country.
  • Dennis Pottenger: Depth psychologist, award-winning literary journalist, and author of the book Alchemy, Jung, and Remedios Varo: Cultural Complexes and the Redemptive Power of the Abjected Feminine, which offers a depth psychological analysis of the art and life of Remedios Varo, a Spanish surrealist painter, focusing on how the practice of alchemical psychology, through the power of imagination and the archetypal Feminine, can lead to healing and transformation for individuals and culture.
  • Daniel Christian Wahl: Consultant and educator in regenerative development, whole systems design and transformative innovation, and author of Designing Regenerative Cultures, a ‘Whole Earth Catalog’ for the 21st century featuring an impressive and wide-ranging analysis of what’s wrong with our societies, organizations, ideologies, worldviews and cultures – and how to put them right.
  • ADT AYALA ART STUDIO: A collaboration between contemporary artist and painter, Marta Adt, and filmmaker/producer, Ciro Ayala, merging traditional art with the latest technological advances for the purpose of reaching all ages and cultures around the globe, bringing Mindfulness, Love and Spirituality to future generations.
  • Bob Holroyd: Electronic musician who explores sounds, spaces and everything in between whose music been remixed by artists such as Fourtet, Coldcut, Joe Claussell, Nitin Sawhney, Mogwai, The Album Leaf, Francois K, and Steve Roach and who has contributed to music libraries including Chappell, Bruton, Grey Man, Zone, and Unity.
  • Tery Spataro: A creator, science fiction author and enthusiast, futurist, and innovator whose digital art extends both digital and physical realms—with some creations combining the two—and infuses the human condition with natural and technological elements to create kaleidoscopic experiences.
  • Scott Hess: Commercial and arts photographer whose goal is to celebrate life and the unseen Spirit that connects us, and whose work has been featured in publications including The Sun, Shift, Utne, VIA, Shots, Smithsonian, San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Magazine, Bay Nature Magazine, Cultural Survival Magazine, and Terrain. Based in the northern San Francisco Bay area, he has been a professional photographer for 40 years, but is always searching and exploring new vistas and a chance to stretch to meet new challenges. 
  • Qubais Reed Ghazala: Author, sculptor, photographer, composer, instrument inventor and audio designer known as “The Father of Circuit-Bending”, a process of creating experimental musical instruments from pre-existing audio circuitry, who has designed or consulted for artists like Tom Waits, Peter Gabriel, Keith Richards, Sri Chinmoy, Blue Man Group, Tomita, Towa Tei, Nine Inch Nails, Simon and Garfunkel, King Crimson, and Kronos Quartet, and whose work is found in the permanent collections of the Guggenheim, the MoMA, and the Whitney.
  • Alina Siegfried: Storyteller, narrative strategist, social innovator, systems change advocate, spoken word artist, former New Zealand Poetry Slam champion (alias Ali Jacs), and the author of the new book, A Future Untold: The Power of Story to Transform the World and Ourselves.
  • Graham Boyd: Co-author (with economist Jack Reardon) of Rebuild: The Economy, Leadership, and You, a DIY guide to using existing practical building blocks to address our global challenges by building a regenerative, net positive economy, and the Founder of the Evolutesix startup factory, putting this into practice, whose passion is building a bridge to a reality that works for all life on the planet.
  • Gabrielle Donnelly: Writer, educator, scholar-practitioner, Associate Professor of Community Development at Acadia University, and a Lead Strategist at The Outside, a global consultancy activating large-scale equitable change, whose work focuses on bridging social change theories and practices to support leaders and communities to engage with the complex issues of our times and create more compelling and equitable futures.
  • Tom Cochrane: Senior lecturer in philosophy at Flinders University, Adelaide, specializing in aesthetics and the philosophy of mind, and author of books such as The Emotional Mind: A Control Theory of Affective States and The Aesthetic Value of the World.
  • Ellie Young: Founder of Common Action, a community for transformational climate and sustainability action which catalyzes collaboration between diverse groups, addressing complex, multi-stakeholder challenges through innovation networks.
  • Tony Martignetti: Chief Inspiration Officer at Inspired Purpose Coaching, leadership advisor, entrepreneur, experience creator, speaker, host of The Virtual Campfire podcast, and author of the book, Climbing the Right Mountain: Navigating the Journey to An Inspired Life. who brings together over 25 years of business and management experience, formal training, and extreme curiosity to elevate leaders and equip them with the tools to navigate through change and unlock their true potential.
  • Luciana Haill: Artist who explores altered states of consciousness, and focuses on sleep, lucid dreaming, memory, and nostalgia, by pioneering the use of brainwave monitoring, fusing digital media, volumetric video, augmented reality, performance, drawing and binaural soundscapes. Inspired by Surrealist and Beat Generation techniques, in her performances she controls her brainwave patterns using ‘Dreamachines’, timed strobe lights which trigger dream-like soundscapes, and visuals in real-time.
  • Ayaan Ali Bangash: Indian classical sarod musician whose music is forged from a unique artistic vision that rests upon a legacy seven generations deep and includes his father, sarod virtuoso and composer, Amjad Ali Khan, and grandfather, Haafiz Ali Khan. He has performed across the globe, including Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian, and WOMAD festivals in many continents.
  • Mónica Esgueva: Author of eight books, spiritual teacher who has taught hundreds of people the path to inner peace and self-realization, and visionary artist who currently exhibits her paintings at galleries around the world.
  • Saint Disruption: A musical collaborative founded by Jeff Firewalker Schmitt and John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood) that brings together musicians, video artists, and visionaries to explore the issues of our time, and whose soulful rendition of John Lennon’s Imagine was released on the heels of their debut album, Rose in the Oblivion.
  • Sahlan Momo: Artist, publisher, and philanthropist.
  • Kristina Dryža: Archetypal consultant, author, speaker, and dancer.
  • Dan Lockton: Assistant Professor, Future Everyday, Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology in Eindhoven, NL, and Director of Imaginaries Lab in Amsterdam, NL
  • Sona Sahakian: Visual artist who graduated from the department Fine Arts at the Royal Academy of the Arts, The Hague, whose works consist of paintings, drawings, collages, photographs, installations and films (video art), and who has participated in various groups exhibitions and projects.
  • Jr Korpa: Multidimensional artist whose works mix photography and painting.
  • Susan Hess Logeais: Writer, director, and co-producer of the documentary, The Way of the Psychonaut, which explores and celebrates the life and work of Stanislav Grof, psychiatrist, pioneering researcher of non-ordinary states of consciousness, and one of the founders and chief theoreticians of transpersonal psychology.
  • Jon Madof: Guitarist, composer, producer, bandleader with Zion80, educator, and co-owner of the prolific and eclectic Chant Records, a record label dedicated to releasing adventurous and uncompromising music across the spectrum.
  • Atlas: Polymath Igniting Global Awakening.
  • Eva Rider: Jungian Depth Psychotherapist, astrologer, dream analyst, educator, poet and workshop presenter, whose work is a synthesis of depth psychology, Alchemy, Tarot, and Astrology through the map of the Hermetic Kabbalah, and who is a graduate of the Marion Woodman BodySoul Rhythms Leadership training.
  • Eddie Saint-Jean: Visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker working in moving image and photography influenced by Freudian theories of the Uncanny (Unheimlich), which refers to how familiar, everyday items and subjects have unhomely, eerie or uncanny elements. Cinematic cultural references often appear in his work.
  • Gerardo Quiroga-Goode: Doctor of Geophysics from Calgary University, Fellow of Imperial College London, Fellow of Osservatorio Geofisico Sperimentale, Trieste, Italy, and Mercator gast Professor at Karlsruhe University, Germany, who despite his background in oil exploration, altered states of awareness led him to higher cognition (nonduality and thus intuitive phenomena) that changed his perception of reality, shifted his focus to consciousness exploration, and revealed that intelligence is creaturehood’s most fundamental faculty.
  • Andrew Shaw: Visual artist and award-winning writer of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction, member of the Institute for Conceptual Studies, and member of The Silent Academy, an artist-run multimedia press creating limited edition artefacts, books, music, film, events and installations which collaborates and promotes the work of artists who focus on the conceptual and the desire to disrupt habitual thinking.
  • France Garrido: Visual artist best known for her highly detailed and intricate collage/mixed media works that exemplify the Surrealist & Visionary genre, and a Board Member of the Society for Art of Imagination working with artist and Society founder, Brigid Marlin, to promote Visionary Art and the Societies involvement in the movement.
  • Sam Torode: Artist, musician, and author of novels and books including The Dirty Parts of the BibleLiving from the Soul: The 7 Spiritual Principles of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and his latest, Secrets of the Mind: Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Keys to Expansive Mental Powers.
  • Nadia Choucha: Writer and lecturer on art and magic with a master’s degree in art history from Edinburgh University, and the author of the book, Surrealism & the Occult: Shamanism, Magic, Alchemy, and the Birth of an Artistic Movement.
  • Cody Thomas Kuiack: Digital artist, animator, author, and psychocosmologist synthesizing art, astronomy, philosophy, psychology, and technology.
  • Elena Lanham: Independent writer and researcher currently working on a two-volume book which deals with suprahuman cognitive and creative capabilities, who believes in tapping into the utmost human cognitive potential instead of relying on technology to do it for us.
  • La Sirena Surrealist Group: An inclusive meeting space for all those involved in the surrealist adventure, connecting academics, researchers, writers, artists, filmmakers, and beyond, virtually on a weekly basis since March 2021. Difference and Otherness are celebrated, and the figure of the siren, like other monstrous hybrid identities they are drawn to, underscore their belief in the notion that identity is not fixed but fluid, multiple, contested, shifting, in a state of eternal becoming: convulsive.
  • Natalie Eidi Compeán: Mexican/Lebanese/Egyptian by heritage, born and raised in Greece, and the Founder of Las Liridas (Ceremonial Temple and Ecovillage) in Tepoztlán, Mexico. Taoist Sexual Alchemy, Plant Medicine Ceremonies, Firewalks, Mayan Astrology and Cacao, are some of the main themes in her retreats, and pilgrimages she hosts in Greece, Mexico, and U.S.A. which are all oriented to remembering who we truly are and preparing our way back towards the stars. 
  • Debashish Banerji: Haridas Chaudhuri Professor of Indian Philosophies and Cultures, Doshi Professor of Asian Art, and Dept. Chair, East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). He is a student and experimental researcher of the paradoxical integral thought and posthuman-making praxeology of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
  • Barbara Karlsen: Somatic Psychotherapist, Continuum Movement teacher and a Somatic Re-Birther whose work is inspired by the teachings of Jean Gebser, Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, and Teilhard de Chardin, and who is presently working on a book for Inner Traditions based on movement as source of evolutionary novelty to drive the complex interactions between cells, genes, tissues and microbes.
  • John Bonsall: President of University of Science and Philosophy, founded in 1948 by Walter and Lao Russell to teach the science of man, mind and illumination through its Home Study Course and various other publications.
  • Mark Johnson: Founder of Playing For Change, a non-profit created to inspire and connect the world through music based on the belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. Launching their “Songs Around The World” with the award-winning documentary, A Cinematic Discovery of Street Music, the Playing For Change Band was formed with musicians from many different countries and cultures, which now tours the world spreading the message of love and hope to audiences everywhere.
  • R.U. Sirius: Writer, lyricist, vocalist, former EIC of Mondo 2000 Magazine, and author and co-author of the books How to Mutate and Take Over the World, Counterculture Through the Ages: From Abraham to Acid House, Everybody Must Get Stoned: Rock Stars On Drugs, and Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity.
  • Jasmine Virdi: Freelance writer in the psychedelic space. She works as an independent contractor for the indie publisher Synergetic Press, where her passions for ecology, ethnobotany, and psychoactive substances converge.
  • Joe Raiola: Satirist, producer, speaker on first amendment issues, workshop leader, former Senior Editor at MAD Magazine, Artistic Director of The Annual John Lennon Tribute, and President of Theatre Within, a non-profit organization committed to having a positive social impact by providing free, ongoing work-shops in creative expression and mindfulness to communities in need.
  • Alma Tischlerwood: Artist exploring disturbance on many levels, including the interference between colors and patterns in which one can discover a refreshing dash of irony and humor, whose room installations include abstract paintings, objects, photographs and videos that try to cross the boundaries of painting, and who is a founding member of Foreign Investment, a work of art and an international artist collective.
  • Joshua Myers: PhD Candidate in philosophy at New York University doing research in philosophy of mind, epistemology, and cognitive science with an emphasis on the imagination and imagistic representation who is writing his dissertation on the nature and epistemology of the imagination.
  • Irina Mikhailova: A cross-pollinating vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist whose musical style reflects the rich traditions of Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Born and raised in a family of professional musicians in the central Asian republic of Kazakhstan, Irina currently resides in California, with career highlights including contributions to the movie, Salt, featuring Angelina Jolie, and the science fiction video game, Halo.
  • Pierre Baillot: Multi-instrumentalist and composer, who along with saxophone plays a wide variety of oriental instruments including oud, bansuri and nay flutes, and duduk. In 2010, he created the electro-oriental Maido Project and more recently he associated with the famous counter tenor Sebastien Fournier to create Sprezzatura, a unique fusion between medieval baroque world and jazz.