Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, is a biologist and author of more than 90 scientific papers and nine books including Science and Spiritual Practices and Ways To Go Beyond, And Why They Work.  He was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and is currently a Fellow of the institute of Noetic Sciences in California, and of Schumacher College in Devon. His website is

Pea Horsley is the UK’s most highly regarded animal communicator, TEDx speaker, grounded teacher, empowering mentor and best selling author of three books, Heart to Heart, The Animal Communicator’s Guide Through Life, Loss and Love and Animal Communication Made Easy. Pea facilitates natural habitat wild animal communication retreats, teaches people from all walks of life and provides an online course for beginners.

Heidi Herrmann has been a beekeeper for twenty years. Born in Bavaria, she graduated in modern languages , worked as a Conference Interpreter for the EU, UN,  British and German governments, and raised a family in the UK.

Heidi is a founder member of the Natural Beekeeping Trust, served for many years on the Council of the Biodynamic Agriculture Association and is Advisory Editor of Natural Bee Husbandry Magazine.  Currently lives in Sussex, keeping horses, sheep and bees, managing apiaries, studying anthroposophy. 

The NBKT is a key contributor to new directions in apiculture, currently engaged in various honey bee rewilding projects at home and abroad. The Trust initiated the “Learning from the Bees” impulse, an annual international gathering of bee scientists, artists and ecologists.

Judith Simon Prager, PhD, is a lecturer, a teacher, a writer, and a therapist with a practice in Southern California. She is an award-winning instructor in the UCLA Ext. Writers’ Program (with her husband, the poet Harry Youtt). Together with another therapist she co-authored The Worst Is Over: What To Say When Every Moment Counts, which has been deemed “the ‘bible’ for crisis communication” by The International Journal of Emergency Mental Health. She has trained medical professionals and first responders across the United States and around the world in the book’s protocol, Verbal First Aid™.  Wondering how NON-verbal first aid might appear on this planet, she befriended dolphins. She received her answer and shares it in her book, What the Dolphin Said.

Fred Hageneder has been writing about the ethnobotany of trees, i.e. their role in the history of culture and religion, since the 1980s. So far, his books
have been published in ten languages. In particular, his two monographs on the European yew (Taxus baccata L.) have met with broad academic approval and have led him as a speaker to international congresses in Spain, Wales and Turkey. He is a founding member of the Ancient Yew Group (AYG), an independent research group working to protect ancient yews in the UK, and a member of the Ecocentric Alliance, a network of university professors, ecologists, conservationists and activists advocating ecocentrism and the development and application of sustainable environmental ethics worldwide.

Shakti Caterina Maggi, contemporary mystic and spiritual leader, shares a message of non separation (non duality) between all beings in conferences, seminars and retreats around the world. Her interests are on global awakening, sacred feminine and the concrete possibility to embody spirituality in our every day life, though compassion and deep understanding. She collaborated with Science and Non duality Conference and other spiritual no profit organizations around the world. She has been one of the contributor of the first anthology about spirituality and science, On the Mystery or Being, published in 2019 by New Harbinger. She is currently working on publications about compassion as a way of transforming our world.

Anna Breytenbach is a South African-based professional interspecies communicator qualified with the Assisi International Animal Institute in California, USA. She’s been practicing for 18 years in on several continents and is currently on sabbatical from international touring, making only the occasional public appearance on the Cape coast.

Born and raised in South Africa, she holds a degree in Psychology, Economics and Marketing. Trained in tracking and mentoring at the Wilderness Awareness School (USA), she also mentors children and adults in nature awareness based on the ways of the Native American and San Bushmen peoples.

Anna is a qualified and experienced master training facilitator, focusing on bringing forth participants’ skills through coaching and mentoring in a practical manner. She consults exclusively with wildlife and offers workshops and interventions around southern Africa, Europe, Australia, the UK and USA. Her work includes wild dolphin and whale research and protection, leading retreats and safaris, interspecies projects at organic and reforestation initiatives and numerous public appearances globally. Her pro bono work focuses on conservation projects such as elephant management, anti-poaching assistance, baboon rehabilitation and predator conservation. She is also the subject of the feature documentary movie “The Animal Communicator” on interspecies communication.

Anna’s goal is to raise awareness and advance the relationships among human and non-human animals, on both the personal and spiritual levels. In her communication and conservation work, she guides people to deepen their connection with all species in an honouring manner, and is inspired by being a voice for the animals and natural environments.

Paco Calvo is a Full Professor of Philosophy of Science, and Principal Investigator of MINTLab (Minimal Intelligence Lab at the University of Murcia (Spain). He specialized in the philosophy of cognitive science courtesy of a Fulbright scholarship in the late 90s (University of California, San Diego), and received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Glasgow (UK) in 2000. His current research interests range broadly within the cognitive sciences, with special emphasis on plant intelligence, ecological psychology and embodied cognitive science. 

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