Connie Barlow is an acclaimed author of popular science books and articles, and the developer of The Great Story website. Connie's most recent book, The Ghosts of Evolution (Basic Books), was Amazon.com's top-recommended science book for several months in 2001. Her previous books, Green Space, Green Time: The Way of Science (Copernicus Books), Evolution Extended: Biological Debates on the Meaning of Life (MIT Press), and From Gaia to Selfish Genes: Selected Writings in the Life Sciences, all explore the nexus of science, spirit and meaning.
Barlow, a "religious naturalist" and Unitarian Universalist, is also a well-known developer of curricula for children’s religious education that highlight our shared evolutionary story. Since 2002, she and her husband (Rev. Michael Dowd) have lived entirely on the road as "America's evolutionary evangelists" — which is also the title of the couple's weekly podcast. She posts videos on evolutionary themes on YouTube under the name “ghostofevolution.”She is also the founding member of Torreya Guardians, an internet community of botanists, naturalists, and others dedicated to ensuring the continuing persistence in the wild of America's most endangered conifer tree: Torreya taxifolia.
Craig Hamilton is a pioneer in the emerging field of evolutionary spirituality. In his inspired writings, talks, and teachings, he calls us to awaken beyond the confines of the separate ego and dedicate our lives to the further evolution of consciousness itself.
Claire Zammit is the co-creator of the Feminine Power courses and co-leads a thriving community of thousands of women throughout the world. Claire is a specialist in transformative education with a unique gift for designing and delivering dynamic, leading edge programs.
Katherine Woodward Thomas is the national bestselling author of Calling in "The One." She is a licensed psychotherapist and the co-creator and co-leader of the Feminine Power transformative courses for women.
Dr. Jean Houston, scholar, philosopher and researcher in human capacities, is one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time, and one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement.
Neale Donald Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words have touched the lives of countless people around the world. He has written more than 25 books on spirituality and its practical application in everyday life.
Arielle Ford is a nationally recognized publicist and marketing expert, producer, author and consultant. She has catapulted many authors and celebrities to stardom and enormously facilitated the rapid growth of the self-help and human potential movements in the U.S.
Terry Patten is the founder of Integral Spiritual Practice and is a vital, leading voice in the fields of integral evolutionary practice, leadership, and spirituality. He speaks and consults internationally, inspiring, challenging, and connecting leaders and institutions worldwide.
The Rev. Michael Dowd is one of the most inspiring speakers in America today on the subject of religion, faith and the evolutionary worldview. He is the author of Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World.