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Our authors have been our main support at the beginning and represent the best there is in their fields,

all their lives they have practiced what they write about. All these wonderful people have contributed to the birth and growth of our enterprise we are grateful for their presence and in awe of their wisdom.

Antonella Vicini

Writer and editor of THE BADGER, author of Talking with Gods, Sages, Fairies.... (a novel). Steeped in classical and indological studies, I have spent all my life learning from people as well as from the ancient texts that keep revealing their immortal, thus contemporary teachings. A teacher at heart, be it in school or workshops, I am happy when I can share new visions and face new challenges. I am a professional rebirther and trainer (since 1987), Reiki Master (since 1991), stress management and leadership trainer, writer and visionary. 

I also lead workshops on shamanic journeying and soul healing. I am deeply grateful to all my teachers and elders.

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Lida Lodi Perry 

Lida was born in the North East of Italy (Vicenza) after graduating from a teacher Institute she came to the USA, where she continued her education at the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Psychology and later a Master in Social Work. She worked for many years at a drug clinic in the local hospital. In 1984 she went back to Italy to work with abused children as a director of a residential facility. She moved on to work as a supervisor and Psychologist at Milan Cancer Institute where she is still consulting, while having a successful private practice as psychotherapist. She was also cofounder of the Rebirthing Institute with Antonella Vicini, she became a Reiki Master in 1992, she is still active with the local and international Reiki community.

Fredric Lehrman  

is one of the original “Wealth Psychologists” who looked deeply into the subconscious habit patterns that may either support or thwart personal financial success. He began teaching these insights in the early 1970s, and his seminars, articles, and coaching have been the launch point for many of today’s best-known experts and authors ever since. Fredric’s personal career has included intensive study with master teachers in many disciplines, and professional success in music, psychology, martial arts, photography, and global entrepreneurship, networking and innovation. He founded Nomad University in 1974 as a way to expand the concept of education as a life-long individual path of self-directed learning. The ideas he articulated then are now starting to appear in new schools all around the internet-connected world of the 21st century.

Raffaella Vicini

Born a double Scorpio, she has a degree in Law and has been working as a lawyer for about 20 years. Her rational side has lead her to the law, while the deep, profound and mysterious side of her soul has guided her towards a path of personal growth (Rebirthing, Reiki, Yoga and other techniques). Her love for travelling and learning about different cultures has lead her to a new career. 

Judith Hayes

has both her undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Latin and has taught for her entire career at the secondary level, and briefly at university, in the United States. She also has taught Latin for two years in Viterbo, Italy as faculty of the School Year Abroad program. She made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2013 and last summer joined an archaeological excavation in the Galilee region of Israel.

Adrian Hopfgarten 

Adrian is a filmmaker based in USA. She specializes in social justice documentaries and stops motion animation. She is one half of LLAMAMAMA Productions.

Adrian Rooke

I am a person-centered therapist specializing in addiction and the consequences to family, I counsel the bereaved and supervise other counselors. I am also a massage therapist and Reiki practitioner. I am a member of the spiritual companions and practice as a celebrant conducting Handfastings and funerals. I have been a member of the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids for over 20 years, where I have served as the press officer for 12 years, I have also been a Tutor for many years. I also have an interest in Wicca.

AJM India

young and vibrant India is an artist in life, her interests go from the classical antiquities to the most contemporary scenes in L.A. Where she lives at the moment. She is mostly a musician and a poet.

Alessandro Pintus

Dancer, choreographer, teacher of the first generation of Italian Butoh dancers. He started studying Butoh in 1996, both in Europe and in Japan. He is very active both as a teacher and dancer on the international stage. In 2001 he founded NonCompany, a research group. He is currently a teacher at the DAMS (Rome University La Sapienza), he also teaches at the Rome Film Academy at the Cinecittà Studios in Rome. 

Andrea "EXO" Garella

Garella is a composer, pianist, Italian teacher. He started to study piano at 9, under the guidance of Walter Ferrato who shared with him the art of improvisation and composition. Between 16 and 20 he reaped the fruits of his studies with long concert tours. In everyday life, he works in education and training in the field of safety. He is also a licensed designer for mechanical and thermomechanical projects. He has always been interested in occultism and esoterism. He is about to publish a book where he will delve into these studies connecting such Masters as H.P. Blavatsky, Wolfgang Pauli, C.G. Jung, A. Einstein, Jeremy Narby, C. Castaneda, Rick Strassman, Jean Dubuis, and more. Here you can find some of his musical pieces: 

Bianca Veronica

Born in Sicily, Palermo, now living in Rome. The main themes of my life are the research of the meaning of life, love for the arts, desire to help other people. For these reasons I have devoted my life to natural therapies, art therapy, painter, Reiki Master since 1995. I have started to write for an ancient memory that keeps calling me.

Cinzia Brandi

In 1986 she graduated in Philosophy from "La Sapienza" University in Rome. She lives and works in Tarquinia, where she teaches History and Philosophy at the local High School. She also supports all activities connected with legal studies, she is involved in the teacher's unions and practices active citizenship.

Carlo Popolizio

scientist and mystic. My first spiritual pillar was Paramahansa Yogananda, I offer the Master my devotion and I receive from his wisdom in daily practice. I rediscovered life in the community with the teachings from Joseph Rael – Beautiful Painted Arrow, him many mystical doors opened up. The practice of drumming and chanting, the sweat lodge, the dances are gifts of ourselves that keeps growing at a quantum level. My third spiritual pillar is Reiki, my company and teacher: the more I give the more I understand since the reservoir is infinite. I am grateful to all my friends, they are blessings in my life.

Ciro Perrino

is an original artist who has managed to create a unique visionary musical style that leads the listener to begin a process of inner search of himself. His musical experience began in 1969 as a drummer. Having then become a composer, he developed his musical career as a solo journey of inner exploration experimenting with electronic music, classical and Baroque music, directing orchestras. Eventually, he chose the piano, his favorite instrument. Acclaimed and recognized as a talent in this genre, he is dedicated to spreading and sharing his music as the bearer of a message of well-being and inner peace through albums, concerts, interviews, and events. LINK

Claudia Enrico 

has been a Reiki Master Usui Shiki Ryoho since 1995. She practices and teaches Reiki classes. She has been Managing Director of the Reiki Magazine Italia™. She wrote a recipe book “Le ricette per la Gioia” (Verdechiaro Edizioni) and she has participated in conferences and meetings sharing her experience and message of health and well-being. She is now an Energetic Nutrition Consultant. She lives and creates in Sanremo-Italy and she’s a free Spirit.

Daniele Sampalmieri

born in Ancona, Italy.

After his technical studies, he spent several years studying Yoga, Integrative Rebirthing, Meditation, Shamanism, Ayurveda, Nutrition, and Cooking. He has lived in many countries because of his work in the food and beverage field. His home is in Kenya, he has been exposed to many cultures and even had the chance of living with some tribes. In the last 2 years, he has devoted his attention to Alkaline nutrition and Vegan cooking.

David R. Kopacz, MD

The focus of my work is bringing creativity, spirituality, and healing to my work with clients as well as to the larger challenges that face health care and society. I work at Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Health Care System in Seattle in Primary Care Mental Health Integration and have an appointment as an Acting Assistant Professor at the University of Washington. I am board certified through the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, the American Board of Integrative & Holistic Medicine and the American Board of Integrative Medicine. I have worked in a number of practice settings over the years. Prior to moving to Seattle, I spent three and a half years in New Zealand where I worked in Assertive Community Outreach at Manaaki House Community Health Center and also served as Clinical Director at Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre.

Fabio  Segato

Executive chef at Costa Crociere, he has international experience in Michelin stars restaurants, as well as tutors for the new Costa chefs. He owns and runs a bakery and catering service near Turin.

Gabriella Campioni 

is a counselor with 30 years of experience in symbology, mythology, psychosomatic approaches and healing techniques. Her favorite fields are the study of the ancient civilization of the Goddess and the functioning of our minds. She gives classes and public lectures, she is also a volunteer at Humaniter, Adult University Foundation in Milan. She translates and writes articles and books, her latest one is La Dea Guerriera (The Warrior Goddess), a symbol of the union of male and female energies, a much needed synthesis of tradition and innovation.

Gigi Capriolo

is an architect with 40 years of experience in the field of human and nature well being. All living beings call for his attention. His main fields of exploration are water with its vibrations and environment: from our homes to the universe. He is the president of the Institute Cosmos in Milan.

Giorgio Milanetti

is a professor of Hindi language and literature at the 'Italian Institute of Oriental Studies' (IISO) (La  Sapienza University in Rome). He has published numerous books and articles on Bhakti, Indian poetry, literature and history. He has won prizes for his translations into Italian of Hindi poems, he works closely with several European and Indian universities on didactic projects, as well as many scientific journals. He is a keen mountaineer, curious about the world and its many traditions. He also wrote and directed a movie (“Agnes” with Valeria Bruni Tedeschi).

Giosie Colagrossi

after some years in England and Germany, she discovered India, where she lived and worked for 6 years. In 1988 she became a Yoga teacher in India with the Master Svamiji Ravi Shankar, there she taught in various schools and universities such as Sholapur - Bangalore – Gulbarga – Trivandrum – Simla –New Dehli -Calcutta – Puna. Upon her return in Italy, she continued her studies with a degree in naturopathy and iridology. She currently lives and works in the province of Viterbo, so rich in natural and artistic beauty.

Kal Renato Mancini

is a physiotherapist with a long experience in the study and care of the body. He has worked with doctors and institutions to develop new massage techniques, as well as pursuing the spiritual path that has to lead him around the world and back to his roots in Celtic culture. He is the founder of a publishing house and KeltoiRadio, he is also the leader of the Italian Druidic Order, closely connected to the OBOD in Britain.

Jose Maffina

was born in Milan on July 1st 1948, she is a naturopath and rebirth, with a Master in Psychosomatic and Flower therapy. She is experienced in channeling. Jose holds a column in Italian in the magazine Esthetitaly, as well as a daily program on the web radio   www.newliferadio. it She leads meditation groups using creative visualization, she is also a member of the Research Institute Cosmos in Milan. Jose has written books and produced CDs about her work.

Jay Schwed  

Since 1983 he has been a massage therapist, Jay has been a pioneer in this field and has worked in a variety of settings. In 1994 he started to play the crystal bowls. In 1995 Jay was trained as a Reiki Master and in 1997 Jay added to his skills by attending a training program in hypnotherapy. During the last 10 years Jay has been travelling throughout the United States and Canada giving performances, leading workshops and giving private sessions as he assists in raising the planets vibrational frequencies. He has performed at such notable places as The Deepak Chopra Center, The Edgar Cayce Center, A.R.E. , The Agape Cultural Center and The Believe Center.

Laura Bottagisio  

is an astrologer and seeker. She started studying astrology at the beginnings of the '80s with Lisa Morpurgo, she later worked with the Cosmos Institute of Milan, where she learned about the theory and practice of Vibrational Waters. She has attended seminars with Gerard Athias and Jp Brebion on new medicine and bio analogy. She shares her discoveries in her blog. She also creates tableaux with recycled materials, in this way she creates images out of emotions and inner worlds.

Laura Cuttica Talice 

A proud mother and grandmother, she rejoices in her family, her real masterpiece. Laura is a certified psychotherapist, hypnotist, sexologist, life coach, above all she is now an Elder and shares her wisdom in order to help people find their life path. She loves jazz, mountains, unusual jobs, her rose garden, living between the sea and the countryside.

Luis.M.Vasconcelos 

I was born for Life in 1952, and in 1974 I was born for Photography, when my country, Portugal, was born for Democracy. I began my career as a professional photographer and photojournalist, on April 25, 1974, when our democratic revolution took place after 40 years of a dark fascist regime. Freedom was born for us, and my photographic dream was born for me. Since then I have been working as a professional photographer and photojournalist. In 2004, I also followed the call for the deepest journey into my personal discovery and growth, learning meditation, and Reiki. I got the degree of Reiki Master in 2006, in the traditional Reiki Usui System. Now, after 40 years of work, I enjoy my (active) retirement, I am in love with Life!

Merritt Moore

is the epitome of a dancing dork. She danced professionally with the Zurich Ballet, Boston Ballet, and English National Ballet while graduating with honors in physics from Harvard and pursuing a Ph.D. in Atomic and Laser Physics at Oxford. She was featured as Glamour Magazine Top Ten College Women in 2010, awarded Suzanne Farrell Dance Award in 2011, and delivered a TEDx talk in 2013. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, then started her adventures abroad at age 15 by going to School Year Abroad in Italy.

Milena Screm 

Supervisor Counselor & BreathWorker. Founder and president of INSIGHT School of BreathWork Counseling, in Milan (Italy). Author of fourteen books in psychology, published in Italy, France and Spain, among which: “BreathWork” (1998), “Autogenic Training” (1989,2012), “Rebirthing & Water” (1994), “The history of Rebirthing” ( 1992 ), “Rebirthing, breath for renewal”, this was the first book published in Italy on rebirthing (1989, 1993, 2011).

Nilsa Marlen Téllez Morales

is studying for her Ph.D. in Political Science at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Mexico. She received her Master’s degree in Communications and her Bachelor in Journalism and Media Studies from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. Her research interests lie in political communication and media effects. In her spare time, Nilsa enjoys reading and going to the movies.

Paolo Benda 

Born in Perugia in 1953, he has experiences in electronics, home automation, informatics, he is a webmaster, web designer, researcher, writer, and publicist. He is an independent researcher with specific interests and specialization in radionics, biology, biotechnology. He is the inventor and builder of machinery for radionics applied to nonconventional medicine.

Philip Carr Gomm     

Philip lives in the wide-open landscape of the South Downs in Sussex, England, with his wife Stephanie. In his teens, he began studying Druidry as a spiritual path with Ross Nichols, the founder of The Order of Bards Ovates and Druids. Later he took a degree in psychology from University College London and trained in psychotherapy for adults at The Institute of Psychosynthesis, and in play therapy for children with Dr. Rachel Pinney. He also trained in Montessori education with the London Montessori Centre and founded the Lewes Montessori School. In 1988 Philip was asked to lead The Order of Bards Ovates and Druids. He combines this role in the Order with writing and giving talks and workshops.

Samantha Fumagalli and Flavio Gandini

have been researching for over 20 years in the field of psyco-alchemy. They are the creators of DermoReflexology and DermoAlchemy. In 2000 they founded the Association Vega for the study and publication of their new discoveries. Their professional course in DermoReflexology has been acknowledged by ASI/CON since 2012 as part of the natural and holistic arts.

Renato Tittarelli 

is a spiritual seeker and holistic practitioner. He has been teaching and sharing about non-conventional medicines for the last 30 years: integral yoga, shiatsu, meditation, spiritual healing, numerology, alchemy, naturopathy, aromatherapy, and massage. From 2000 has started to divulge more of his work in Italy and abroad, working on the scientific as well as alchemical and hermetical aspects. He is the founder of SOAM (School of Holistic Aromatherapy and Massage), Didactic director of the Professional School of Aromatherapy in Livorno.

Salvatore Mongiardo

born in 1941 at Sant'Andrea Jonio, he got his degree in Italy and his master in Germany and France. He worked in international marketing for many years, then he devoted his attention to writing. He investigates on human destiny and the deep reasons for violence. Since 2015 he has been the director of the New Pitagoric School.

Stefano Buzzai 

he is the ceo of SO.TE.CO snc, a green building company. He is also a passionate researcher of subtle energies and sacred geography. He facilitates workshops on green buildings and sacred sites where he leads people in order to experience earth and sky high energy.

Tanya Tewell

is a Professor of Art at Middle Tennessee State University in Tennessee. She has taught at the college level for almost thirty years in painting, drawing, and artistic anatomy. Her teaching experience has also included working with gang members in South Phoenix, artists on the Navajo reservation, and prisoners on Death Row in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been included in numerous national and international exhibitions and ten solo shows. She has also initiated, directed, and participated in painting murals in South Phoenix, Punta Allen, Mexico, Muro Leccese, and a very large mural for the former art building at Middle Tennessee State University.

Vykhn Harthaan

I have been to many places. I have lived mainly in the Americas. Science and spirituality have always been together in my life, besides my passion for the supreme art: Cooking!  I devote my attention also to other things.

Yurii Ostafiichuk

born in Ukraine in an Orthodox family, since early on I was looking for real spirituality and connection to the divine. At 16 I moved to Italy with my mother and my brother, here I have met people who have opened the path to my personal and spiritual growth. I am a Reiki practitioner, I also follow Andean Shamanism, especially shamanic journeying that has given me so many gifts.

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