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Laurence Hillman

Born and raised in Zürich, Switzerland, Laurence Hillman began to study astrology at the age of sixteen and this has remained his passion for over thirty-six years. He is a full-time professional astrologer and specializes in helping his clients understand their deeper purpose and their life’s calling— especially in these challenging times. A force in the ongoing movement to merge astrology with depth psychology, his approach is practical and full of metaphor and Jungian insight

He has lectured internationally and conducted workshops at London’s Globe Theatre where he blended Shakespeare and Astrology. At the Cycles & Symbols Conference in California, he lectured on Venus in America (co-presented with his father James Hillman). He has also taught at Jean Houston’s Mystery School, at Pacifica Graduate Institute, in Findhorn and he has been a repeated guest lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis. He has taught small study groups and private students across the US.

Laurence is the author of Planets in Play: How to Reimagine Your Life Through the Language of Astrology and the co-author of Alignments: How to Live in Harmony with the Universe. Laurence holds an MBA, an MCM as well as a degree in Architecture. He has traveled extensively in more than forty countries, and is fluent in five languages. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife and two daughters. His website is lhillman.com.

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J. R. Hyland

J. R. Hyland was an ordained evangelical minister who worked in prison ministry and migrant farmworkers as well as actively supporting issues of female equality and animal rights. For several years, Rev. Hyland edited Humane Religion, a bimonthly journal, and contributed numerous articles to religious periodicals. J. R. Hyland died in 2007.

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Ruth Heidrich

Ruth Heidrich received her Ph.D. in Health Management in 1993 and is the author of A Race For LifeThe Race For Life CookbookSenior Fitness, and Lifelong Running. She is a certified fitness trainer and holds three world records for fitness for her age group at the renowned Cooper Clinic in Dallas, Texas. She still actively competes in marathons and triathlons, having won more than 900 trophies and medals since her diagnosis of breast cancer in 1982 at the age of 47. With Terry Shintani, M.D., she co-hosts the radio show “Nutrition & You” on KWAI-AM in Hawaii. She is the founding member and past president of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii and past president of the Mid-Pacific Road Runners Club. She has won eight gold medals in the Senior Olympics in Hawaii, Arizona, and Nevada. Her website is ruthheidrich.com.

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Bill Hatcher

Bill Hatcher led wilderness courses for the National Outdoor Leadership School in Mexico, Kenya, Tanzania, and the western U.S. following his Peace Corps adventures. Along the way, he piloted bush planes in Kenya, Alaska, and Utah, and taught college courses that often focused on Africa. He now writes for Colorado Central Magazine from his home in rural Colorado, where he lives with his wife and two cats.

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James D. Harris

Dr. James D. Harris completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology while working full time for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He recently retired after 28 years of law enforcement experience. His assignments included the Hall of Justice Jail, Firestone Sheriff’s Station, Lynwood Sheriff’s Station, and periodic assignments to Lakewood Sheriff’s Station. He transferred to the Advanced Officer Training Bureau, where he wrote six movie scripts that explored officer-involved shooting incidents and provided training in the deployment of less-than-lethal weapons. He also provided training in “shoot-don’t-shoot” decision-making and combat shooting techniques. He has lectured to more than 35,000 law enforcement officer and fire department personnel on surviving the aftermath of critical incidents.
As a therapist, he responded with members of The Counseling Team to New York following the events of 9/11. He also responded to the Red Lakes Indian reservation near Bemidji Minnesota. He provided counseling to law enforcement personnel and the general population following a school shooting wherein a 14-year-old killed 3 adults and 6 children before committing suicide. He has provided counseling to hundreds of law enforcement officers in the aftermath of great human tragedies.

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A. Breeze Harper

A. Breeze Harper has a PhD in Critical Food Geographies, is the founder of the Sistah Vegan Project. She started The Sistah Vegan Project as an online forum that focuses on how plant-based consumptive lifestyle is affected by factors of race, racisms, sexism, heterosexism, classism, and other social injustices within the lives of black women. From this forum, she developed Sistah Vegan: Black Women Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society, which in 2020 celebrated its tenth anniversary with a new foreword by Breeze Harper. Breeze lives in the Bay Area of California. Her website is www.abreezeharper.com.
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Charles “Sid” Heal

Charles “Sid” Heal is a retired Commander from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department with nearly 33 years of service in law enforcement, nearly half of which has been spent in units charged with handling law enforcement special and emergency operations. Sid has earned three college degrees and is a graduate of the California Peace Officer’s Standards and Training, Center for Leadership Development, Command College, and the FBI National Academy. He is the author of Sound Doctrine: A Tactical Primer, and An Illustrated Guide to Tactical Diagramming, as well as more than 120 articles on law enforcement issues and has appeared on numerous television newscasts and documentaries and been quoted in many periodicals and newspapers. Additionally, he has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences in Canada, Germany, England, Scotland, Ireland, Israel, Brazil and Argentina, as well as throughout the United States.

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