Authors

R. Bruce Alderman is a faculty member in the School of Holistic Studies at John F. Kennedy University. He teaches such courses as Paradigms of Consciousness, Fundamentals of Transpersonal Psychology, and Ethics and Compassion. He previously taught creative writing and inquiry at the Krishnamurti school in Varanasi, India. His current areas of interest include Integral Theory and practice, transpersonal psychology, Integral post-metaphysical spirituality, the Time-Space-Knowledge vision, transformative arts, dream yoga, and interfaith dialogue. When he is not teaching or spending time with his family, he writes music and moderates an online discussion forum dedicated to Integral Post-metaphysical Spirituality.
balderman@jfku.edu

John P. Briggs, Ph.D., is the author of Fire in the Crucible, Fractals: the Patterns of Chaos: A New Aesthetic of Art, Science and Nature, Fire in the Crucible, and co-author with David Peat of The Turbulent Mirror, Looking Glass Universe, and Seven Life Lessons of Chaos, etc. He is one of 12 distinguished professors named for the Connecticut State University system. He is a former chair of the English Department at Western Connecticut State University and heads the school’s professional writing program. He is the editor of the acclaimed literary magazine Connecticut Review. Briggs is also a professional photographer and fiction writer. He has been teaching creativity and writing for over 30 years.
betweenlinesbooksandarts@gmail.com

Robin S. Brown, Ph.D., is a certified psychoanalyst and an adjunct faculty member of the counseling & clinical psychology department at Teachers College, Columbia University. As an academic, his work explores the relationship between divergent strands of psychodynamic discourse and undertakes to advance non-reductive approaches to psychotherapy. My first book, Psychoanalysis Beyond the End of Metaphysics: Thinking Towards the Post-Relational, was published by Routledge.
robin_s_brown@hotmail.com

Joanne Burtch, Ph.D., is a writer who is experienced in the study and practices of shamanism and Zen, as well a variety of academic disciplines including systems theory, design philosophy, transpersonal psychology, religious philosophy, literary composition, and linguistic syntax. She completed her doctoral research with a focus in Consciousness Studies and is currently engaged in writing about direct-experience spirituality.
joanne@joanneburtch.com

Allan Combs
, Ph.D., is a consciousness researcher, neuropsychologist, and systems theorist at The California Institute of Integral Studies where he is the Director of The Center for Consciousness Studies. In 2012 he was named the Navin and Pratibha Doshi Professor of Consciousness Studies at CIIS and elected to the Board of Directors of Nalanda International. He also holds appointments at the Saybrook University and is Co-Director of the MA in Consciousness Studies at the Graduate Institute of Connecticut. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina-Asheville.
Professor Combs is the author of over 200 articles, chapters, and books on consciousness and the brain, including Conscious Explained Better: Towards an Integral Understanding of the Multifaceted Nature of Consciousness; The Radiance of Being: Understanding the Grand Integral Vision; Living the Integral Live, winner of the best-book award of the Scientific and Medical Network of the UK, with a foreword by Ken Wilber; Synchronicity: Through the Eyes of Science, Myth, and the Trickster, with Mark Holland; and Thomas Berry, Dreamer of the Earth, edited with Ervin Laszlo; and others.
Dr. Combs is the founder and President of the Society for Consciousness Studies and co-founder of The Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and the Life Sciences, a member of The General Evolution Research Group, the Integral Institute, and the one-hundred member Club of Budapest. He is Co-Editor of the Journal of Conscious Evolution, Associate Editor of Dynamical Psychology, and serves on a variety of Editorial Boards including World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research.
Editor.Consciousness@iCloud.com

Rien Havens, Ph.D., is a student and researcher of consciousness and its developmental stages. He is especially interested in how these can be understood in terms of Buddhist thought. His dissertation study, Growth and Happiness in the Human Personality, is a landmark work in consciousness, personality growth, and spirituality.

     Rien serves as an extraction and infused product advisor at AmeriCann, Inc., and is a Member of its Advisory Board, assisting in the areas of extraction, laboratory design, and infused product development. Dr. Havens specializes in plant medicine and product development, with almost a decade of experience designing extraction systems, end products, conducting product and process research and creating innovative strategies for the cannabis industry. Dr. Havens has created new, patent pending extraction technologies, and has developed product lines for health and wellness industries.
rienhavens@gmail.com

 Shelli R. Joye, Ph.D., is a groundbreaking researcher in the holoflux theory of consciousness. (The Pribram–Bohm Hypothesis Part I: The Cosmology of Consciousness and The Pribram–Bohm Hypothesis Part II: The Physiology of Consciousness ). After working with Dr. John Lilly in research involving isolation tanks and interspecies communication, she  studied Tibetan Buddhism with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in Vermont. At the  advice of Alan Watts she moved to San Francisco to study with Haridas Chaudhuri, founder the California Institute of Asian Studies. She earned her M.A. in Indian Philosophy at CIAS, and subsequently accepted a job in eastern Saudi Arabia as a software engineer, allowing her to travel frequently to South India to study with Bede Griffiths, a Benedictine monk who had been a student of C.S. Lewis at Oxford. After twenty years in Saudi Arabia, she returned to California to begin doctoral studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She currently lives in a cabin in the Cascade forests of northeastern  California, near Mt. Lassen.
shellijoye@me.com

Ervin Laszlo
Doctorat d’Etat Sorbonne (1970), is Director of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research (Italy), Founder and President of The Club of Budapest, Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, Member of the Hungarian Academy of Science, the International Academy of Philosophy of Science, Senator of the International Medici Academy, and Editor of the international periodical World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research. He is the recipient of the Goi Peace Prize (2002), the International Mandir of Peace Prize (2005), the Conacreis Holistic Culture Prize (2009), the Ethics Prize of Milano (2014) and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 and 2005. Laszlo has Honorary PhD’s from the United States, Canada, Finland, and Hungary and is the author or co-author of fifty-four books translated into twenty-four languages.
ervin@ervinlaszlo.it

Lynne H. Roff
, Ph.D., is a creative consultant, director/choreographer, and designer for theatre and dance. She is the recipient of an individual artist fellowship in choreography from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and has taught for over twenty-five years in higher education and private practice. Lynne holds a BFA in Modern Dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, a MA in Performing Arts from Alaska Pacific University, and a Ph.D. in Transformative Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Creativity, complexity, and consciousness studies are among Lynne’s research interests along with an avid interest in curriculum design. Lynne is adjunct faculty for the Kachemak Bay Campus of the Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchorage where she teaches dance, theatre, and humanities courses online. Lynne is a Peer Reviewer for Quality Matters, “a national benchmark for online course design.” Her current research focuses on the altered states of consciousness, nonlocal phenomena, and extreme somatic events experienced by performing artists during artmaking.
Lynne welcomes inquiries at:
lhroff@kpc.alaska.edu
Telephone: 907-235-6193

Simon Senzon,
D.C., is an independent scholar and chiropractor specializing in Network Spinal Analysis. In recent years he has published several papers on Reorganizational Healing, Integral Theory, and the History and Philosophy of Chiropractic. Simon’s books include The Spiritual Writings of B.J. Palmer and The Secret History of Chiropractic. Simon has published fifteen peer-reviewed articles and four books, each applying Integral Theory in a myriad of ways. Best known for his Integral approach to the history and philosophy of chiropractic, he has also helped to pioneer an Integral approach to subtle energies, Integral Art education, Integral Biography, Health Care, the philosophy of medicine, and the new discipline of Reorganizational Healing developed by his mentor Dr. Donny Epstein. Dr. Senzon completed his graduate studies in philosophy at Goddard College and his undergraduate studies in history at the innovative Delta College program at SUNY Brockport. He studied the evolutionary philosophers alongside classical philosophy and history. He received his chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic.
Dr. Senzon is in private practice in Asheville, North Carolina, where he specializes in Network Spinal Analysis, Somato Respiratory Integration, and Reorganizational Healing. sasenzon@gmail.com

Henryk Skolimowski
, D.Phil., is the father of Eco-Philosophy.  After scholastic years of following and furthering Polish Analytical Philosophy, he began to branch out in his inquiry of unfolding civilization. Alarmed by the potential harm caused by haphazard Scientific/Technical experimentation put to commercial gain, he returned to the very root of ancient philosophy. To this he explored the living harmony native peoples had with the environment and their lives. Thus, Eco-Philosophy was born, expanded and shared with the world. As the environmental movement was gaining ground, Eco-Philosophy was just the opening to give the movement a deeper basis. Of course, the idea of Eco-Philosophy rang true to many philosophers and before long one saw a plethora of variations that humanity could use to find true balance and harmony. Evolution is never static even if not perceived by its glacial movement. Thus, Henryk grew in his appreciation and contemplation of the Cosmos. And out of this inquiry came a whole new philosophy of Light, which continues to be articulated by the philosopher.
Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1930 he survived the Nazi occupation of his city, graduated from Warsaw Technical University in Geodesy, earned a degree in Philosophy from Warsaw University, and a D. Phil. from Oxford University. He continues to spend time in Warsaw and a small town in Michigan and on occasion in his beloved village of Theologos, Thassos, Greece.
Henryk Skolimowski lives true to his knowing that harmony with the Earth and each other is the only way that humanity will thrive and evolve harmoniously.
henryks@umich.edu