Christine Arana Fader, the “Dragon Woman,” has been accompanied by many teachers on her spiritual journey—angels, power animals, ascended masters, Merlin, and especially dragons. Since 2010 she has led workshops to acquaint people with the energy of dragons and with Avalon. The author of different publications on mystical beings like dragons and elves, she lives in Germany.
For more than 20 years, Sharon L. McAllister has been working as a holistic therapist and developing and teaching both crystal healing and reflexology diploma courses for the Hope Healing Clinics in Manchester and Yorkshire, UK. A passionate teacher who emphasizes the practical everyday applications of crystal energy, she lives with her three children, husband and dog between mountain and sea in the Scottish Highlands.
Zen master, artist, and author, principally works as a teacher and educator in the fields of kung fu, yoga, qigong, and Zen, and as a counsellor. She has developed the WULIN principle and her own counselling methodology, WULIN Zen coaching. She is also a co-founder of the WULIN organization and of the WULIN approach to Zen. She is passionate about connecting with and applying traditional teachings in practical situations and the routines of modern life. Sandy Taikyu Kuhn Shimu finds fulfillment in her writing and her day-to-day tuition of pupils at home in Switzerland and abroad.
Susanne Weikl is a registered naturopath in psychotherapy. She’s a Huna teacher (Alaka’i), having trained with Aloha International and with Serge Kahili King – a renowned expert on Hawaiian shamanism. Nature is her greatest source of inspiration and the teachings of Huna are an essential part of her life.
Shai Tubali, chakra expert, spiritual teacher, authority in the field of Kundalini and the subtle body system, lives in Berlin where he runs a school for spiritual development and holds seminars, trainings, satsangs, and retreats.
Since 2000 he has worked with people from around the world, accompanying them on their spiritual path.
He has written 20 books on spirituality and self-development, including Wake Up, World, a bestseller in Israel, and The Seven Wisdoms of Life, winner of the USA Best Books Award and finalist for the Book of the Year Award.
Barbara Heider-Rauter is a qualified educator and therapist with many years’ experience. One of the leading aura-soma experts in the world, she leads meditation evenings, seminars for personal development, and spiritual journeys. For more than 15 years, she has run a specialist spiritual shop in Salzburg, where seekers can meet kindred spirits.
Ewald Kliegel is a massage therapist and naturopath who specializes in reflexology. He has personally developed a stylized, icon-based method of drawing reflexology systems, which has been adopted all over the world. He is the author of Crystal Wands, and Let Your Body Speak. For more information see http://organ-en.reflex-balance.eu
Margaret Ann Lembo is a spiritual entrepreneur and practitioner, aromatherapist, and the owner of the Crystal Garden—a book store, gift store, and spiritual center. http://www.thecrystalgarden.com. She is also the Vice President (served 4 years as President) of the Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR), a trade association dedicated to supporting successful business in the visionary industry. For more than twenty years, she has led workshops and classes around the country and Canada. Visit her online at www.MargaretAnnLembo.com
Additional publications by Margaret are: Chakra Awakening; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones (Llewellyn Worldwide) and the Angel Gemstone Oracle Cards.
Ulrich Emil Duprée is a spiritual seeker and teacher, an author and a leader of seminars, who has studied and trained in yoga, philosophy and metaphysics. He lives, among other places, in a Hindu monastery where he studies ancient Hindu scriptures. Further information can be found at www.hooponoponoeasy.com
Michael Gienger was born on 20 May 1964 in Nürtingen and grew up in South Germany beside the Schönbuch forest. Even as a child, he felt that his true home was in the woods and in the natural world. He inherited a love of the mountains from his parents and it was there that he also developed his passion for crystals. At the age of eight, he began to collect minerals systematically and at twelve attended his first geology lessons at community college.
At about the same time, there was a growing movement among youth groups that united young people to work towards a meaningful life. At the age of fourteen, Michael Gienger began to lead school groups; at just sixteen he founded a magazine with friends that was devoted to topics such as natural healing, healthy nutrition, environmental protection, human rights, social responsibility, peace and freedom.
At the age of twenty-one, after personal experience of the healing power of crystals, Michael Gienger developed an interest in healing crystal therapy and, having trained at an alternative therapy school in 1988, went on to make a significant contribution to its development. With a group of friends, he founded the first crystal healing research group in Stuttgart, followed by Steinheilkunde e.V., a crystal healing association (1995), the Cairn Elen Life Schools (1997), the Cairn Elen Crystal Healing Network (1998) and, finally, the Edition Cairn Elen imprint at Neue Erde (2000), through which both his own works and those of many colleagues have been published.
Twenty of Michael Gienger’s books have been published, with editions available in a total of twelve languages. His magnum opus, the New Encyclopaedia of Healing Stones, was unfortunately destined to remain unfinished.
Mindfulness and a sense of responsibility were the key motivating factors that led him to associate himself with fair trade in the mineral and gemstone business in 2005, and this involvement led him to participate in the Honduras Opal project in Lempira/Honduras from 2008. The non-profit Fair Trade Minerals & Gems e.V. association, on whose board he served, was founded on his initiative in 2009.
In addition to his work on natural healing therapies and social responsibility, Michael Gienger was always concerned with promoting the understanding that only a change in our inner attitudes can make a healthy and holistic life of fulfilment and happiness possible for all. For him, a new lifestyle for the future was based on a mutual interplay of inner understanding and external involvement, to which he contributed with lectures, training courses, publications and useful products.
Michael Gienger left behind his physical body on 16 November 2014 after a short but serious illness. He has gone, but his ideas remain.
Healing Crystals 2nd revised edition, 2014, by Earthdancer / Findhorn Press
Healing Crystal First Aid Manual, 2006, by Earthdancer / Findhorn Press
Gem Water, 2008, by Earthdancer / Findhorn Press
Purifying Crystals, 2008, by Earthdancer / Findhorn Press
Crystal Gifts, 2015, by Earthdancer /Findhorn Press
Joachim Goebel; even in early childhood, was always irresistibly drawn to the water element. Playful activities with water deepened into natural curiosity in his youth, and he became increasingly interested in the study of this natural phenomenon. His interest in healing grew steadily at the same time. Joachim Goebel studied medicine and then dedicated himself, in parallel, to Ayurvedic studies and various different natural healing processes. In this connection he recognized water as the elixir of life in this, our mortal state, and he devoted himself with even greater commitment to the holistic research of water. In 1997, he was introduced to the subject of crystal healing. Further inspired by the teachings of the medieval naturalist Hildegard von Bingen, Joachim Goebel began his ‘water and gem’ research in 1998. At the time, gem water was largely unheard of, so he began with initial examinations and trials. They were so successful that the subject of gem water became the focus of his daily professional activities. As a lecturer in crystal healing he gives talks, seminars and training on the subject of gem water and also offers personal consultations.
Publication: Gem Water, 2008, by Earthdancer / Findhorn press
Maria Isabel Cintra da Silveira was born in São Paulo in 1965. She graduated from FAAP in 1987 as a Business Administrator specializing in Marketing, before working for three years in the financial markets.
In 1989, great inner changes saw Isabel begin a path of studies in search of the necessary knowledge for her transformation and growth. The book Dancing in the Light, written by the actress Shirley MacLaine, was the landmark discovery on her spiritual journey.In 1995 Isabel met the Crystal master, Antonio Duncan. As well as imparting his vast knowledge and expertise, Duncan was responsible for awakening in Isabel her gift of connection with the mineral realm and taught her how to ‘listen’ to crystals.
Crystals have since become a means of expression in Isabel’s life, part of her day-to-day activities, both personally and professionally.
Isabel has developed a singular ability to relate the functions of crystals with themes approached by Radioesthesy, Radionics, Shamanism, Kabbalah and Mythology. Through her work, even abstract theoretical concepts achieve manifest and concrete form through a ‘crystalline embodiment’. The result is an incredibly effective means of assimilating those concepts into our lives, allowing the necessary transformation and growth for our evolutionary process.
Quartz Crystals, 2008, by Earthdancer / Findhorn Press
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