Robert Assagioli: Psychosynthesis psychology. Italian
Jacob Bronowski: 1908-1974 English physicist, philosopher, poet, dramatist, and mathematician. Believed that different disciplines were different facets of the human imagination. Reached widest audience with “Ascent of Man” in 1974, which traced man’s attempt to control the environment
Giordano Bruno: 1548-1600: Italian philosopher, playwright, and theological reformer.
the new physics and astronomy ushered in by Copernicus. His bold and unorthodox
views made him change residence frequently. Burned at the
stake by the inquisition in
James Burke: Historian of science.
Ken Carey: Went “Back to the land” where he channeled the “Starseed Transmissions”,
from Raphael, during 1978-9. Jean Houston considers it a fine example of channeled
Thomas Carlyle: 1795-1881 (The Sage of Chelsea) Lashed out at the foundations of British daily life; its materialism, profit motive, and competitiveness, and insisted on the need for a spiritual rebirth.
Bernard of Clairvaux: 1090-1153. Christian saint, mystic, and doctor of the Western
church; known as Doctor Mellifluous. Stressed that the mystical experience cannot
be communicated by words. Sent to found new daughter house which was to become
famous as the Cistercian Abbey of Clairvaux.
William R. Corliss: Editor of “The Unfathomed Mind: A Handbook of Unusual Mental
Thomas Stearns Eliot: 1888-1965 Deeply influenced by French Symbolism, and preoccupied with the subject of Time that merges past and present in a world that is a wasteland that must be reborn. His most celebrated work is The Wasteland. Also did The Four Quartets
Sir James Frazier: anthropologist. Wrote “The Golden Bough”. Much of his work has been discredited. Still, his concept of archetypes influenced people such as Jung.
St Germain: Said to have incarnated as, among others, Roger Bacon in the 13th century,
Christopher Columbus (!),
Sir Francis Bacon. A historical Compte de St. Germain circulated thru
The Compte was the inspiration for the formation of the Theosophical Society in 1875 by
the Masters Morya and koot Hoomi, and Madame Blavatsky. In 1930 St Germain was said to have appeared again to Guy Ballard, who founded the I AM Religious Activity.
Sam Keen: Author of Fire in the Belly
Krishnamurti: A spiritual teacher who became great when he declined a position as Messiah of the Theosophists.
Claude Levi-Strauss: Structural anthropologist: basic premise is that the relationships between the phenomena of kinship, myth, language, religion, and art are more important than the nature of each phenomena itself.
Jerre Leve: Right/Left brain research
John Lilly: Wrote “Center of the Cyclone” Established the Human Dolphin Foundation in 1981.
Paul McLean: Concept of triune brain; new built on old; neocortex built on limbic built on brainstem.
Bronislaw Malinowski: anthropologist
Ruth Montgomery in 1979, proposes the idea of “walk-ins” in her book Strangers Among Us: Enlightened Beings from a World to Come.
Sir Thomas More: 1478-1535. English statesman, humanist, author; friend of Erasmus and Colet. One of the most versatile and talented men of his age. Became Chancellor under Henry VIII. Because he was a devout catholic, he refused to take an oath which acknowledged the King’s sovergnty over foreign rulers, including the pope. For this he was executed for treason.
Bridey Murphy: The Search for Bridey Murphey, in 1956, introduced past life exploration via hypnosis.
Michael Murphy: Co-founder of the Esalen Institute (with Richard Price). Author of The Future of the Body.
William of Occam: 1285-13349: English scholastic and theologian, known as Doctor Invincibilis and Venerabilis Inceptor. Joined the Franciscans. He contested the temporal power of the pope and asserted that a king has independent authority in civil affairs. Famous for “Occam’s razor”
Paracelsus: medieval physician who wrote about earth magnetism, and realized it had enormous power over human life.
James Prescott: Sited evidence that sensory deprivation during formative period actually causes physiological damage to dendrites, which results in permanently warped “pleasure circuits in the brain
Jach Pursel: Begins to channel “Lazaris” in 1974.
Lord Raglan: anthropologist
Ramtha: An intelligence that
purportedly lived as a human on earth, who learned to harness the power of mind
and take his body into an unseen dimension of life, where he realizes unlimited
joy, freedom, and life. he is now part of an unseen
brotherhood who loves mankind greatly. Ramtha began
being channeled by J.Z. Knight in 1977., Ms. Knight
now lives in an estate near
Jane Roberts: After experiments with a ouija board, she began to channel Seth, in 1963.
Soloman Snyder: Trained as psychiatrist and neuropharmacology. Said to be brilliant.
Head of pharmcology lab at Johns Hopkins, and one of Candice Pert’s mentors
American mystic, writer, and visionary. Met
nonphysical entity John; worked with Findhorn group.
Brian Swimme: Physicist and cosmologist. Working toward a synthesis of science and wisdom, or religion. Believes our fundamental story of the universe is flawed. Identifies Consumerism as a phantom Cosmology which is the dominant faith in our nation
American poet, novelist, and critic. Expatriate in
a celebrated literary and artistic circle. Her literary work was intended to be a verbal
counterpart for cubism. Her home in
Juan Gris, Matisse, and Braque, and writers such as Hemingway and Fitzgerald.
Lyall Watson proposes the “Hundredth Monkey” concept
Virginia Woolf: English novelist, critic and essayist. Hosted gatherings of
group, and included art critic Roger Fry and writer E.M. Forster. Her writing
emphasized the psychological and stream of consciousness