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“Consciousness precedes Being, and not the other way around... For this reason, the salvation of this human world lies nowhere
else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human modesty, and in human responsibility.
Without a global revolution in the sphere of human consciousness, nothing will change for the better.”
Vaclav Havel from The Art of the Impossible: Politics as Morality in Practice
Allen Johnson, Jr.
Allen Johnson, Jr. has graciously donated 100% of the profits from his new book to Eternea:
Bumbling Towards Nirvana: The Lighter Side Of Enlightenment!"
Allen Johson Jr. was born and raised in Mountain Brook, Alabama. He graduated from the Lawrenceville School in 1954
and attended the University of Alabama. He served in an armored infantry scout platoon in Germany.
He then received a degree in botany from the University of Miami.
In 1976 he was elected to the Board of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company United and served for forty-one
years earning the title Emeritus.
Allen lived in Vermont for 23 years, where he wrote articles and freelanced. There he founded the Vermont State Craft Center,
studied jazz guitar and produced guitar study material with noted jazz guitarist Barry Galbraith.
Since 1993, Allen has been writing for children and has published ten books (two for adults).
His upbringing in the south, deeply influence his writing style. His recent series Blackwater Novels transport readers to a simpler time in 1930’s south, when adventures were found just outside your front door. The novels help fill a void in today’s youth literature by providing engaging stories for young boys.
The Eleventh book, Bumbling Towards Nirvana, is the first book available for download on the Web.
In Allen’s words, “It is a gift for anyone who believes, as I do, that fun, play, humor and joy are the key elements in a spiritual quest.”
In recent years, Allen has been able to combine his two great passions (writing and jazz guitar) by writing for Just Jazz
Guitar Magazine. In July of 2007 he was privileged to produce the jazz album Remember Beauty, George Voland and Friends.
Allen now lives on Mercer Island, Washington with his wife Jill, son Ben and two dogs – Piccolo and Sunshine.
Visit Allen's Web Site
Dr. Gary Schwartz - Chairman of Eternea
Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D., serves Eternea as Chairman.
He is currently Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, and
Surgery at the University of Arizona, Tucson. In addition to teaching courses
on health and spiritual psychology, he is Director of the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness
and Health at the university; he also serves as Corporate Director of Development of Energy Healing at Canyon Ranch.
A long-time researcher in the fields of consciousness, biofield science, and the afterlife, Dr. Schwartz has published
over 450 scientific papers, co-edited eleven academic books, and authored six books including The Afterlife Experiments,
The Sacred Promise: How Science is Discovering Spirit’s Collaboration with Us in our Daily Lives, and The Energy Healing Experiments.
For more information on Dr. Schwartz click here
Introducing Suzanne Giesemann
Ms Giesmann has recently been named as Chairman of Eternea's Spirituality Leadership Council and is generously donating a portion of her royalties
from Wolf's Message to Eternea in support of her work.
"I am humbled and honored by the ability to receive highly evidential communication from the non-physical
Having had personal contact with thousands of discarnate souls has brought me to a place of knowing beyond doubt that
consciousness exists at multiple levels of reality. Until others have such personal experience, my work gives them hope
that this life is not all there is. It gives them hope that we continue on after death and that we will rejoin our loved
ones who have passed. The messages I share give hope that this life has purpose and meaning. The teachings from higher
consciousness which I convey give hope that we inhabit a universe where goodness and love are the basis of All That Is."
Author of: Messages of Hope; Wolf's message; In the Silence: 365 Days of Inspiration from Spirit
For more information, visit Suzanne Giesemann's web site
For more information about Suzanne Giesemann and Eternea
Jim Robbins has written for the New York Times for more than 30 years, primarily on science and environmental issues.
He has also written for a number of magazines, including Audubon, Conde Nast Traveler, Smithsonian, Vanity Fair, The London Sunday
Times and Conservation, among others. He has covered environmental stories across the US and Canada, and in many far flung places
including Mongolia, Mexico, Chile, Peru, the Yanomami Territory of Brazil, Norway, Sweden, Wales and Ireland.
Jim's first book was Last Refuge; Environmental Showdown in the American West, was published in 1993 by William Morrow.
In 2000 Grove Atlantic published A Symphony in the Brain, the Evolution of the New Brainwave Biofeedback.
He is also the co-author of The Open Focus Brain: Harnessing the Power of Attention to Heal Mind and Body,
published in 2007 by Shambhala Publications, about the critical and overlooked role that attention plays in our lives.
And he is the co-author of Dissolving Pain, a 2010 book about the role of attention in pain, also published by Shambhala.
He is at work on a new book about the future of birds in a changing world, to be published by Random House.
Learn more about this
remarkable story here
Jim's most recent published book is called The Man Who Planted Trees, published by Random House.
It is about the crisis in the world's forests caused by climate change. It recounts the poignant story of David Milarch and his
moving near-death experience, soon to be released in paperback and the subject of a forthcoming documentary film. David's NDE
involved a compelling vision of the future, which inspired him to embark on an urgent mission to harvest the genetic material of
ancient champion trees for cloning and reforestation purposes.
Introducing Jim's New Video Documentary
One of the biggest mysteries of our existence is something we all experience in every moment of our lives.
It is what binds us to our environment and to each other. It is responsible for all our perceptions, thoughts and feelings.
It forms our values and our beliefs. It is responsible for all our interactions with the outside world. And yet we know so little about it.
That mystery is our consciousness
It is often said that many of the problems and issues currently confronting humanity are really problems in consciousness.
Not understanding who we are and how we are all related to each other, to our planet and to all the
creatures and plants that help sustain us.
Jim Robbins is one such person who does understand these interconnections.
Please view the wonderful teaser video introducing a soon to be released video documentary based on his recently published book:
The Man Who Planted Trees.
For more information about Jim Robbins
Introducing Rabbi Baruch HaLevi
Baruch HaLevi, aka “Rabbi B,” was ordained as a conservative rabbi through the American Jewish University,
Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, and received his doctoral degree in ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation.
For fifteen years, Rabbi B, a motivational speaker and visionary, has served as a synagogue rabbi. He just released his newest book,
Spark Seekers: Mourning with Meaning; Living with Light, as well as focus his efforts full time on his new business, Rabbi B Initiatives,
which will include Spark Seeker Ventures offering innovative and inspirational ways to approach dying, death and surviving the loss of a loved one.
Through Spark Seekers, co-authored with Ellen Frankel, LCSW, Rabbi B shares new perspectives on grief and loss, as well as valuable and practical insights
spanning different religions and spiritual traditions, for anyone seeking to emerge from death's darkness into life's light with meaaning,
purpose and inspiration.
Endorsement for Spark Seekers by best selling author John Borysenko
"Spark Seekers is the perfect companion to accompny mourners on their grief journey. Written with insight and compassion,
this book will provide solace to countless readers searching for meaning and hope after loss of a loved one"
For more information visit Rabbi B's web site
Latest Listing of Workshops and talks
An updated listing of workshops and talks by members of Eternea’s Frontier Science Forum are listed on the Eternea Events page.
for a complete listing.