CATHERINE ANN LOMBARD ON PSYCHOSYNTHESIS

Psychosynthesis is one of the few psychologies today that incorporate a Higher Self as part of the model of the human psyche. Catherine Ann Lombard is a psychosynthesis psychologist, counselor, writer, and teacher specializing in activating the will and bringing meaning to the workplace.

DR. CHARLES THOMAS JR., AUTHOR OF SCARS, EXILE AND VINDICATION

Charles Thomas Jr. is the author of the book ‘Scars, Exile, and Vindication: My Life as an Experiment.’ It tells the autobiographical story of a young man born and raised in Flint, Michigan whose journey led him from devastation to inspiration.

RABBI RAMI SHAPIRO: MOVING BEYOND RELIGION

Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award winning author, poet, essayist, and educator whose poems have been anthologized in over a dozen volumes, and whose prayers are used in prayer books around the world. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies at Middle Tennessee State University.

THOMAS SCIRGHI S.J. ON ST. IGNATIUS AND THE JESUITS

Thomas Scirghi S.J. is Associate Professor of Theology at Fordham University. He is a member of the Society of Jesus, or Jesuits, founded by St. Ignatius Loyola 450 years ago. He is co-author of the book ‘Living Beauty: The Art of Worship,’ and his journal articles include “This Blessed Mess: An Embodied Worship”; “A Return to Noble Simplicity”; and “Go in Peace, Then What?”

ACTOR JONATHAN BURGARD, AUTHOR OF THE JOURNEY TO REDEMPTION

At 6’ 6” tall with a great singing voice, Jonathan landed the role of Gaston, the villain in Beauty and the Beast, whom he has played in more than 400 performances. He is also the author of the new book The Journey to Redemption: An Adventure in Choice & Faith. In this hour he shares his spiritual journey: a potentially wayward life changed by faith.

MYSTICAL PRAYER ACROSS TRADITIONS, WITH LLEWELLYN VAUGHAN-LEE

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Ph.D. is an author and teacher in the Naqshbandi Order of Sufism. His latest book is Prayer of the Heart in Christian and Sufi Mysticism, which explores the inner listening of the heart, and the secret of ‘prayer without ceasing’ in which we discover how prayer becomes alive within the heart. This book brings together the Christian and Sufi mystical traditions in the oneness of love to which they both belong.

CAER HALLUNDBAEK ON RELIGION AND SCIENCE

In a rare one-hour interview, Godspeed Institute founder Rev. Dr. Caer Hallundbaek shares her own vision and spiritual insights on the roles of faith and science in the modern world -- as the featured guest on Philip Mereton’s program Conversations Beyond Religion and Science. An award-winning author and graduate of Maryknoll School of Theology, Creighton, and Fordham University, Caer studied cosmology and astronomy as part of her theological education and finds that science informs her faith and work.

THE FERRYMAN’S DREAM, WITH STEWART BITKOFF

Dr. Stewart Bitkoff holds a doctorate in education and is an avid student of Sufi Mysticism and the Perennial Philosophy. He is the acclaimed author of 'The Commuter's Guide to Enlightenment' and 'Sufism for the Western Seeker.' His latest book is 'The Ferryman's Dream,' which he explores at length with Caer Hallundbaek.

MUSIC IS MY PRAYER: SINGER-SONGWRITER MEHUMAN JONSON

CNN Music touted Mehuman jonson to be “one of the top 10 burgeoning songwriters to watch.” Yet life took a different turn for this woman of faith. Topics in this interview include music as prayer; grief; getting a contract with a major label and losing it all; her journey of healing; healing through art; and more.

HUMAN NATURES, OF ANIMAL AND SPIRITUAL - WITH CARROLL BLAIR

Carroll Blair is the author of more than twenty books, including five volumes of poetry. His latest book is Human Natures, of Animal and Spiritual, which champions a philosophy of human evolution through spiritual growth.