Richard Merrick has dedicated his life to blending science, technology and art into innovative digital media experiences and exciting new forms of communication.
As founder and CEO of Postfuture, a pioneering rich-media communications provider for Best Buy and Microsoft, he led the company to become the 4th fastest growing hi-tech company in Texas. Prior to this, he was the technology founder and later CEO of 7th Level, a global CD-ROM game publisher and Internet technology company known for such award-winning titles as TuneLand Starring Howie Mandel and Monty Python’s The Quest for the Holy Grail.
Merrick’s work spans diverse areas of digital media, including search engines, graphics operating systems, multimedia applications, interactive games, voice-response Web agents and dynamically personalized Internet communications. Because of this, he has been invited to speak around the world on the future of digital media and cited as an expert in leading publications.
Outside of technology, he is a jazz pianist and composer, an artist in oils, writer and independent researcher. He received his B.A. (magna cum laude) and M.S.C.S. degrees from the University of Texas – Dallas.
Wal Thornhill graduated in physics at Melbourne University in 1964 and began postgraduate studies with Prof. Victor Hopper’s upper atmosphere research group. He become an independent researcher with many papers featured in U.S. journal, Aeon, and the Review of the Society for Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS), in England. He served as a council member of the SIS in the 1980’s while working in London for the Australian government. He also attended a postgraduate course in Astrophysics at the University of London and meetings of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), the British Astronomical Association (BAA) and the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS). Wal’s peer-reviewed papers on the electrical nature of stars and supernovae (The Z-Pinch Morphology of Supernova 1987A and Electric Stars) was published in the IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol 35 No. 4, Special Issue on Space & Cosmic Plasmas – August 2007. A co-authored paper with plasma physicist C. J. Ransom on the Martian “blueberry” phenomenon (Plasma-Generated Craters and Spherules) was also published and a co-authored paper in Japan on the plasma phenomenon at the centres of galaxies (Barred-Spiral Galaxy Analog in the Dense Plasma Focus). A special issue of the Open Astronomy Journal in 2011 is to feature the Electric Universe and Wal’s paper, Toward a Real Cosmology in the 21st Century.
Wal was awarded a gold medal in 2010 by the European Telesio-Galilei Academy of Science for his work on the Electric Universe.
Wal, influenced by the works of Velikovsky, was invited to attend the first international conference on the subject of Velikovsky and The Recent History of the Solar System at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, in 1974. There he met Velikovsky and subsequently visited him at his home in Princeton, NJ, on April 28, 1979. It was but a few months before Velikovsky passed away. The discussion turned on the key question raised by his theory of recent planetary catastrophe – the true nature of gravity and its role in cosmology. That led Wal to a re-examination of Einstein’s legacy and the electrical nature of matter. His published books and DVD’s to-date are:
Seven Billion Minds, or One? Where is your Consciousness?
Larry Dossey, M.D., is a leader in bringing scientific understanding to spirituality, and rigorous proof to complementary/integrative medicine. Dr. Dossey lectures at leading medical schools and hospitals around the country. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Healing Words, and eleven other books that have been translated and published all around the world.
Rupert Sheldrake, a biologist and author, is best known for his hypothesis of morphic fields and morphic resonance, which leads to a vision of a living, developing universe with its own inherent memory. He worked in developmental biology at Cambridge University, where he was a Fellow of Clare College. He was then Principal Plant Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), in Hyderabad, India. From 2005 to 2010 he was Director of the Perrott-Warrick project, funded from Trinity College, Cambridge.
Prof. Dr. Konstantin G. Korotkov, born 1952 in Saint Petersburg, Russia studied in one of the best mathematical colleges in Russia. After receiving his degree as doctor of sciences from the Polytechnic University, he stayed on in the research department. Since 1975 he is engaged in scientific researches and today holds the following positions: He is the Deputy Director of the Saint-Petersburg Federal Research Institute of Physical Culture, Professor of Computer Science and Biophysics at the Saint-Petersburg Federal University of Informational Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, Professor of Research at the Saint Petersburg Academy of Physical Culture, President of the International Union for Medical and Applied Bioelectrography, a consultant for Aveda Co (USA) and a member of the Editorial Board: «Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine», “Journal of Science of Healing Outcomes”.
He has published over 200 papers in leading journals on physics and biology, and he holds 17 patents on biophysics inventions. Prof. Korotkov has led a research career for over 30 years, combining rigorous scientific method with an insatiable curiosity about things of the spirit and the soul with deep respect for all life. He is also a scholar in philosophy and a serious mountaineer of 35 years experience. He has given lectures, seminars and training sessions in 45 countries, presenting papers and workshops at more than 200 national and international conferences.
He is the author of 9 books, of which most are translated to English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, including “Light after Life: Experiments and Ideas on After-Death Changes of Kirlian Pictures”, USA 1998, “Aura and Consciousness – New Stage of Scientific Understanding”, Russian Ministry of Culture, 1998. “Human Energy Fields: Study with GDV Bioelectrography”, USA 2002 and “Spiral Traverse”, 2006. He also was the editor of the book: “Measuring Energy Fields: State of the Art. GDV Bioelectrography series, USA 2004“.
At the V Congress of the International Union of Medical and Applied Bioelectrography (IUMAB) in Curitiba, Brazil, (Brazil, in USA) in 2001, Dr. Korotkov was elected as President of the IUMAB by the world’s most prominent researchers. He was re-elected as a President in 2005 and 2010. He is a Member of the Federal University Scientific Board on new medical technologies, Member of the Scientific Board of the European Society of Predictive Medicine (France) and of the Editorial Board of the «Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine» (USA).
His scientific line, known as the Electrophotonics, based on Gas Discharge Visualization technique (GDV), is a breakthrough beyond Kirlian photography for direct, real-time viewing of the human energy fields. This new technology allows capturing with a special camera the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy, emanating to and from humans, animals, plants, liquids, powders as well as inanimate objects and translate this into a computerized model.
Using the GDV Bioelectrography to study the special properties of water allowed creating new guidelines for water treatment. The study of water and aqueous solutions is one of the main directions of development of GDV Bioelectrography techniques.
The EPC/GDV technique is accepted by the Russian Ministry of Health as a Medical technology and certified in Europe. More than 1000 doctors, practitioners and researchers benefit from using this technology worldwide. More than 150 papers are published on GDV in different countries.
John Hagelin is a quantum physicist who is best known for his theory that consciousness is the same as the material field we see around us, or that consciousness directly impacts the universe we see around us through quantum mechanics. This theory is called the grand unified theory, and is based off of the superstring theory. Dr. Hagelin has focused much of his scientific knowledge on in order to discover a way to use meditation techniques to come to a unified consciousness. He is the director of the Transcendental Meditation Movement for the United States, and took part in a Maharishi experiment in 1993 that hoped to prove how meditation can affect society through large meditative groups. The results were cloudy, but there did seem to be some reduction in the amount of brutal murders that took place over the 6 weeks of the experiment in the Washington area.
Dr. Hagelin has also conducted research at CERN and SLAC that has resulted in evidence of the grand unification theory. This grand unified field study led to a cover story in Discover magazine where he was cited and featured. He also is counted as one of the leading physicists that proved Einstein’s theory of everything, which has turned the scientific community on its head and changed the way research is conducted. Dr. Hagelin has written over 70 different papers published in several highly esteemed scientific journals such as Physical Review and Nuclear Physics.
Dr. Hagelin’s education includes an A.B. from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D from Harvard University. His leading roles in education and science currently include being the Director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy, and the President of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace. He has led the march for peace by running for President of the United States in the Natural Law Party in 2000.
Dr. Hagelin is also the winner of the Kilby award which distinguishes scientists who have contributed much to society with their research in science and technology. Additionally, Dr. Hagelin is a well cited physicist in research and education. He was a regular guest on the television shows Politically Incorrect, Larry King Live, and Hardball with Chris Matthews. He is still actively educating the scientific community by bringing more research and information to the fore.
Cynthia Sue Larson is a best-selling author, life coach, and inspirational speaker who optimizes life possibilities with quantum physics principles. Known as “The Quantum Optimist,” Cynthia helps people discover their many possible selves and jump into their favorite lives while staying focused on the question “How good can it get?”
Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Stem cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, he has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences.
Dr. Lipton began his scientific career as a cell biologist. He received his Ph.D. Degree from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville before joining the Department of Anatomy at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine in 1973. Dr. Lipton’s research on muscular dystrophy, studies employing cloned human stem cells, focused upon the molecular mechanisms controlling cell behavior. An experimental tissue transplantation technique developed by Dr. Lipton and colleague Dr. Ed Schultz and published in the journal Science was subsequently employed as a novel form of human genetic engineering.
In 1982, Dr. Lipton began examining the principles of quantum physics and how they might be integrated into his understanding of the cell’s information processing systems. He produced breakthrough studies on the cell membrane, which revealed that this outer layer of the cell was an organic homologue of a computer chip, the cell’s equivalent of a brain. His research at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, between 1987 and 1992, revealed that the environment, operating though the membrane, controlled the behavior and physiology of the cell, turning genes on and off. His discoveries, which ran counter to the established scientific view that life is controlled by the genes, presaged one of today’s most important fields of study, the science of epigenetics. Two major scientific publications derived from these studies defined the molecular pathways connecting the mind and body. Many subsequent papers by other researchers have since validated his concepts and ideas.
Dr. Lipton’s novel scientific approach transformed his personal life as well. His deepened understanding of cell biology highlighted the mechanisms by which the mind controls bodily functions, and implied the existence of an immortal spirit. He applied this science to his personal biology, and discovered that his physical well-being improved, and the quality and character of his daily life was greatly enhanced.
Dr. Lipton has taken his award-winning medical school lectures to the public and is currently a sought after keynote speaker and workshop presenter. He lectures to conventional and complementary medical professionals and lay audiences about leading-edge science and how it dovetails with mind-body medicine and spiritual principles. He has been heartened by anecdotal reports from hundreds of former audience members who have improved their spiritual, physical and mental well being by applying the principles he discusses in his lectures. He is regarded as one of the leading voices of the new biology. Dr Lipton’s work summarizing his findings, entitled The Biology of Belief, (Hay House Publishing, 202 pages, $25, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-4019-2311-2). His new book, Spontaneous Evolution, Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here, (Hay House Publishing, ISBN 978-1-4019-2580-2) is available now.