Dr. Jean Houston received her Ph.D. from the Union Graduate School and her B.A. from Barnard College.
Dr. Houston is a scholar, philosopher and researcher in human capacities and has long been regarded as one of the principal founders of the human potential movement. Together with her husband Dr. Robert Masters, Dr. Houston founded the Foundation for Mind Research in 1968. She is also founder and principal teacher of the Mystery School, a program of cross-cultural, mythic and spiritual studies, dedicated to teaching history, philosophy, the new physics, psychology, anthropology, myth and the many dimensions of human potential. A powerful and dynamic speaker, Jean is also founder of the International Institute of Social Artistry™.
She has also worked extensively with 40 different cultures, helping them to maintain and strengthen their own uniqueness as they become part of the global community. Dr. Houston has recently formed the Jean Houston Foundation as an independent non-profit leadership training organization that designs and delivers innovative and catalytic leadership training globally, assisting in creating positive change at the local and global level, and working together with the UN, the Institute of Cultural Affairs, and other organizations. She is a prolific writer and author of 19 published books, including A Passion for the Possible, Search for the Beloved Life Force, The Possible Human, Public Like a Frog, A Mythic Life: Learning to Live Our Greater Story, The Passion of Isis and Osiris, and Jump Time.
Dr. Houston has taught a range of courses at the graduate level.
Dr. Grof received his Ph.D. from the Czechoslovakian Academy of Sciences and his M.D. from the Charles University School of Medicine, Czechoslovakia.
Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Dr. Grof is a psychiatrist with more than 50 years of experience with non-ordinary states of consciousness. In 1967, Dr. Grof was invited by Johns Hopkins University to be a clinical and research fellow. After completing his fellowship, Stan remained in the United States and continued his research as chief of psychiatric research at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center and as assistant professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins. Stan then developed Holotropic Breathwork, an innovative form of experiential psychotherapy, with his wife, Christina. Currently, he is professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). Among his publications are more than 130 articles in professional journals and the books Realms of the Human Unconscious; LSD Psychotherapy; Beyond the Brain; The Adventure of Self-Discovery; Beyond Death; The Stormy Search for the Self; The Holotropic Mind; Books of the Dead; The Cosmic Game; The Transpersonal Vision; The Consciousness Revolution; Psychology of the Future; When the Impossible Happens: and The Ultimate Journey.
Dr Grof teaches at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Dr. Bruce Chilton received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University, an M.Div. from General Theological Seminary in New York, and his B.A. from Bard College.
Dr. Chilton is a scholar of early Christianity and Judaism. He wrote the first critical commentary on the Aramaic version of Isaiah (The Isaiah Targum) as well as academic studies that analyze Jesus in his Judaic context (A Galilean Rabbi and His Bible, The Temple of Jesus; and Pure Kingdom). Dr. Chilton has taught in Europe at the Universities of Cambridge, Sheffield, and Münster, and in the United States at Yale University (as the first Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament) and Bard College. Currently, he is Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion at Bard and also directs the Institute of Advanced Theology there, as well as being chaplain of the college. Throughout his career, Dr. Chilton has been active in the pastoral ministry of the Anglican Church, and is Rector of the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Barrytown, New York. His most recent books are Rabbi Jesus: An Intimate Biography; Redeeming Time: The Wisdom of Ancient Jewish; Christian Festal Calendars; Rabbi Paul: An Intellectual Biography; Mary Magdalene: A Biography; and Abraham’s Curse: The Roots of Violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Dr. Chilton teaches a range of courses at the graduate level.
Linda Tucker received an MA from Cambridge University and a B.A. with Honors from Cape Town University.
She teaches in Ubiquity University’s Wisdom School of Graduate Studies and at the undergraduate level. She is founder the Global White Lion Protection Trust, a South African based non-profit conservation and community development organization, which is dedicated to protecting the White Lions (which are being kept in captivity and hunted as trophies) and the indigenous African culture which holds them sacred.
She began her research into the White Lion after being rescued from lions in the Timbavati region of South Africa in 1991 by a shangaan shaman woman who became her teacher and introduced her to other African lion shamans. It was these elders who informed her that she herself carries the ancient shamanic title: “Keeper of the White Lions.” The conservation and ethos of the White Lion Trust, founded in 2002, integrates science, culture, education and enterprise development to protect the rare endangered White Lion and to help alleviate poverty in surrounding rural communities. This integrated approach is the only way to realize wildlife conservation objectives whilst creating long-term environmental, social and economic sustainability for South Africa’s vast rural poverty nodes.
During her studies at Cape Town and Cambridge, she specialized in Jungian dream psychology and medieval symbolism. She is author of Mystery of the White Lions: Children of the Sun God.
Her White Lion Leadership Academy, based in South Africa, is associated with Ubiquity and open to students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Ken Wilber received an M,A. degree in biochemistry and a B.A. degree in chemistry and biology from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He is considered one of the foremost philosphers of our time and the pioneer of integral thinking which sets forth a new way of understanding ourselves and the world.
Ken was born on January 31, 1949 in Oklahoma City. In 1967, he enrolled as a pre-med student at Duke University where he became inspired, like many of his generation, by Eastern literature, particularly the Tao Te Ching. In 1973, Wilber completed his first book, The Spectrum of Consciousness, in which he sought to integrate knowledge from disparate fields. He spent a year giving lectures and workshops before going back to writing. He also helped to launch the journal ReVision in 1978. In 1982, New Science Library published his anthology The Holographic Paradigm and other Paradoxes a collection of essays and interviews, including one by David Bohm. The essays, including one of his own, looked at how holography and the holographic paradigm relate to the fields of consciousness, mysticism and science.
Subsequently, Wilber wrote Sex, Ecology, Spirituality (1995), the first volume of his Kosmos Trilogy. A Brief History of Everything (1996) was a popularised summary in an interview format. The Eye of Spirit (1997) was a compilation of articles he had written for the journal ReVision on the relationship between science and religion. Throughout 1997, he had kept journals of his personal experiences, which were published in 1999 as One Taste, a term for unitary consciousness. Over the next two years his publisher, Shambhala Publications, released eight re-edited volumes of his Collected Works. In 1999, he finished Integral Psychology and wrote A Theory of Everything (2000). In A Theory of Everything Wilber attempts to bridge business, politics, science and spirituality and show how they integrate with theories of developmental psychology, such as Spiral Dynamics. His novel, Boomeritis (2002), attempts to expose what he perceives as the egotism of the Baby Boom Generation.
Wilber serves as the Inaugural Chancellor of Ubiquity University and teaches the Integral Theory and Practice core course for the undergraduate program and for the MBA.
Alex Grey is best known for his paintings of the multiple dimensions of reality, interweaving the physical and biological anatomy with psychic and spiritual energies. His visual meditations on the nature of life and consciousness are contained in the monograph, Sacred Mirrors: The Visionary Art of Alex Grey, published in five languages. His second book, The Mission of Art explores art as a spiritual practice. His third book, Transfigurations, published in 2001, expands on the visual imagery of his first book. Alex’s art has been exhibited worldwide, including a mid-career retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, the Sao Paolo Bienniale, The Grande Palaise, Paris, and a solo exhibition in Tokyo to accompany the Japanese translation of Sacred Mirrors. Alex taught for 10 years at New York University, as well as at Rhode Island School of Design and Philadelphia College of Art. His art work has been used as album art for such multi-platinum bands as Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Tool (Grammy award winner), and String Cheese Incident, for which his album art won a Jammy Award. With his wife, artist Allyson Grey, Alex co-founded the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, a cultural and non-denominational spiritual center currently located in New York City.
Alex and Alison Grey teach the course The Mission of Art.
Richard Tarnas received a Ph.D. from Saybrook Institute and a B.A. cum laude from Harvard University.
Dr. Tarnas is an instructor in Ubiquity University’s Wisdom School of Graduate Studies and at the undergraduate level. He was born in 1950 in Geneva, Switzerland of American parents. He grew up in Michigan, where he studied Greek, Latin, and the classics under the Jesuits. Beginning in 1972 after graduating from Harvard, he lived and worked for ten years at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, studying with Joseph Campbell, Gregory Bateson, Huston Smith, and Stanislav Grof, and later served as Director of Programs and Education.
From 1980 to 1990, he wrote The Passion of the Western Mind, a narrative history of Western thought which became a bestseller and continues to be a widely used text in universities throughout the world. His most recent book, Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, received the Book of the Year Prize from the Scientific and Medical Network in the UK.
He is the Founding Director of the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where he currently teaches. He also teaches on the faculty of the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, and gives many public lectures and workshops in the U.S. and abroad.
Dr. Tarnas teaches a range of courses for Ubiquity at the graduate level.
Dr. Moody received an M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy, an M.A. in Philosophy, and a B.A. with Honors in Philosophy from the University of Virginia.
Dr. Moody is the best selling author of 11 books, including Life After Life which has sold over 13 million copies worldwide, as well as numerous articles in academic and professional publications. Dr. Moody continues to capture significant public interest and generate controversy with his ground-breaking work on the near-death experience and what happens when we die. Dr. Moody is the leading authority on the near-death experience—a phrase he coined in the late 1970s. Dr. Moody's research into the phenomenon of near-death experience had its start in the 1960s and continues to the present day.
Dr. Moody trains Hospice workers, clergy, psychologists, nurses, doctors and other medical professionals in all aspects of his work. Dr. Moody also works as a practitioner of philosophic counseling. He consults on a private individual basis in person, by phone, or at the bedside of the dying.
Dr. Moody has appeared three times on Oprah, as well as on hundreds of other local and nationally syndicated programs such as, MSNBC: Grief Recovery, NBC Today, ABC's Turning Point, Donahue, Sally Jessy Raphael Show, Geraldo, and The Joan Rivers Show.
Dr. Moody serves as Chair of the Study of the After Life in Ubiquity University’s Wisdom School of Graduate Studies and teaches at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Dr. Caroline Myss received a Ph.D. from Greenwich University, an M.A. from Mundelein/Loyola University, and a B.A. in Journalism from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.
Dr. Myss teaches in Ubiquity University’s Wisdom School of Graduate Studies and at the undergraduate level. She began her career as a medical intuitive in 1984 when she met Dr. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., a Harvard trained neurosurgeon with an interest in the science of medical intuition. They began a professional collaboration that continues to this day. During their early years together, Dr. Shealy helped Caroline to develop her skills by having her conduct health readings on his patients. During this time, Dr. Myss developed the field of Energy Anatomy, a science that partners specific emotional/psychological/physical/spiritual stress patterns with the specific diseases these patterns create or influence. This analysis proved so accurate that it became the subject of a book co-written by Caroline and Norm, The Creation of Health. In 1996, Caroline compiled her medical intuitive experience with her work in the field of human consciousness for the book, Anatomy of the Spirit, a New York Times bestseller published in 18 languages. Her next book, Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can also became a New York Times bestseller, as did her fifth book, Sacred Contracts.
In 2003, Caroline founded CMED (Caroline Myss Education), her own educational institute. The Institute draws students from 19 nations and across the United States. In 2004, her sixth book, Invisible Acts of Power, again was another New York Times bestseller as was Entering the Castle: Spiritual Direction for Dialoging With Your Soul, published in 2007. Her latest book is Defy Gravity: Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason, published 2009.
Dr. Myss teaches a range of courses at the graduate level at Ubiquity.
Kim Rosen received an M.F.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and a B.A. magna cum laude in Art from Yale University. Kim is an instructor in Ubiquity University’s Wisdom School of Graduate Studies. She is a teacher and facilitator of inner work as well as a poet and spoken word artist. For more than 25 years, she has offered trainings, workshops and retreats in North and South America, and the United Kingdom. In 1997, she began learning poems by heart as a personal spiritual practice. Since then she has become a voice for poetry’s power to awaken, inspire and heal, offering poetry in venues from concert halls to juvenile lock-down facilities in collaboration with many gifted musicians. Kim has produced a number of CDs featuring innovative interweavings of spoken poetry and music, including Naked Waters (with Cathie Malach and Peter Kater), The Fire and The Rose, and her most recent, Only Breath (all with Jami Sieber). Currently, she is writing a book about the art of learning, living and speaking poetry by heart.
Kim has taught a range of courses at the graduate level.
Dr. Diane Berke received her Ph.D. from the Open International University for Complementary Medicines, an M.S. from Yale University, and an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Berke is a recognized pioneer and leader in Interfaith ministry education. Ordained as an Interfaith minister in 1988, she is the co-founder and spiritual director of One Spirit Learning Alliance and One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, and a psychotherapist and spiritual counselor in private practice for almost 30 years, She is also a diplomat of the American Psychotherapy Association and a workshop leader on spiritual development. Diane is the author of two books on the spiritual path, Love Always Answers and The Gentle Smile, and four spiritual reference manuals, Developing and Deepening Your Spiritual Practice: An Interspiritual Perspective; Interfaith Minister’s Training and Reference Manual; Understanding Ourselves and Others: Basic Psychological Concepts for Ministers; and Forgiveness as a Path of Awakening. She is currently completing work on All Things Are Lessons: Essential Teachings of A Course in Miracles.
Dr. Berke has taught a number of courses at the graduate level for Ubiquity.
Richard Henry holds an M.A. from the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, an M.S.C. from the University of Wales, and a B.A. with Honors from the University of Birmingham.
Richard is an artist and teacher with particular interest in the contemplative aspects of pattern. He has a background in philosophy and cognitive psychology and studied for two years under Keith Critchlow, one of the world’s leading authorities on geometry in sacred and traditional art. Richard has subsequently lectured widely on this subject and has devised and taught practical portfolio courses in geometric design for the British Museum in London’s World Arts and Artifacts programme. He has undertaken field studies in Morocco, Egypt, Syria and, most recently, in Iran. Richard is the co-editor and illustrator of Miranda Lundy’s Sacred Number (Wooden Books 2005), a book about the history and symbolism of number and has participated in a number of exhibitions exploring links between geometry and art. Richard is a visiting lecturer at the Slade School of Fine Art, The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, a sessional lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London and an associate lecturer at the Open University in London.
Richard teaches in Ubiquity’s undergraduate Art and Creativity concentration and at the graduate level.
Dr. Apela Colorado received her Ph.D. from Brandeis University and her B.A. and M.S. from the University of Michigan.
She is a member of the Oneida tribe and traditional cultural practitioner, created the first doctoral program in traditional knowledge at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She also established the Spirit Camp cultural revitalization project at the University of Alaska and began the Native Social Work concentration at the University of Calgary. With assistance from the Canadian International Development Agency, Dr. Colorado founded the Worldwide Indigenous Science Network (WISN) in 1989. WISN brought together western scientists and indigenous practitioners of traditional knowledge in a series of international workshops, conferences, and overseas projects. The work created a forum and established a process to promote consensus, collaboration and cooperation between experts of western and indigenous knowledge in conservation and education programs and alternative resource development.
Dr. Colorado is Director of Ubiquity University's Indigenous Mind Program and teaches at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Dr. Deslauriers received his PhD from the University of Montreal and serves as Professor of Transformative Studies at the California Institute for Integral Studies.
He has conducted dream research at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and the Chronopsychology Laboratory, Carleton University (Ontario). He lived in Indonesia where he studied the religion and sacred art of Bali and trained in Gamelan music and Balinese dance. He was co-founder of the Montreal Center for the Study of Dreams. Dr. Deslauriers co-authored Le rêve: sa nature, sa fonction et une methode d'analyse (P.U.Q., 1987), has published articles on epistemology and narrative research, and is currently completing a co-authored book (with Fariba Bogzaran), Integral Dreaming (SUNY Press, forthcoming). His professional interests in consciousness studies include traditional and contemporary approaches to dreams and imagination, altered states of consciousness, spiritual intelligence, and integral psychology. Dr. DesLauriers has trained with the International Association of Pure Hypnoanalysis (IAPH), based in Cambridge, UK. Dr. Deslauriers is also a practitioner and teacher of Unity in Motion, a bodymind integrative practice.
Dr. Deslauriers teaches courses on dreams research at the graduate level.
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Will Taegel received a Ph.D. from Wisdom University, a D. Min from the Graduate Theological Union, an M.Div. Summa Cum Laude from Emory University, and a B. A. Summa Cum Laude from McMurry University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Texas.
Dr. Taegel serves as Dean of the Wisdom School of Graduate Studies and Chair of the Academic Council. He blends his Native American background and traditional training in shamanic circles with his 30 year practice of psychotherapy, including a stint as Chair of the Texas State Board of Examiners in Psychotherapy. He balances his academic interest in evolution and trauma with the spiritual practice of rain water collection, solar and wind energy, and environmental restoration. Dr. Taegel is the author of 8 books and numerous professional articles. He was among the first researchers to connect clinical and cultural disturbance with human estrangement from the sacred core of Nature and, in that regard, to build a number of ongoing eco-spiritual communities. He is the co-founder, with Judith Yost, of an eco-spiritual, integral practice community called the Earthtribe.
Dr. Will Taegel teaches in the undergraduate Psychology concentration and teaches numerous courses in the WIsdom School of Graduate Studies.
Great Books of Wisdom Traditions
Dr. Jim Garrison received his Ph.D. in Philosophical Theology from Cambridge University, an M.T.S. degree in History of Religion and Christology from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Santa Clara.
Dr. Garrison is the founder of Ubiquity University and serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Academic Officer. He served as President and Chairman of Wisdom University from 2005 to 2012 which established Ubiquity. Previously, he founded and served as President of the Gorbachev Foundation/USA and the State of the World Forum, both San Francisco-based non-profit institutions created to establish a global network of leaders dedicated to creating a more sustainable global civilization. With President Gorbachev as its convening chairman, the Forum brought together leaders from around the world in a variety of disciplines to its annual and regional conferences and catalyzed the creation of several independent organizations.
Dr. Garrison published his first book in 1980, The Plutonium Culture (SCM). This was followed by The Darkness of God: Theology After Hiroshima (SCM/1982); The Russian Threat: Myths and Realities (Gateway Books/ 1983); The New Diplomats (Resurgence Press/1984); Civilization and the Transformation of Power (Paraview Press/2000); and America As Empire (Barrett Koehler/2004). His current book is on Climate Change and the Primordial Mind: Toward a Post Axial Spirituality (forthcoming).
Dr. Garrison teaches a range of courses at Ubiquity University on Greek philosophy, the history of religion, and global politics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including the core courses The Great Books and Wisdom and Civilization.
Dr. Mark Ryan received a Ph.D. and M. Phil. in American Literature from Yale University, an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. from the University of St. Thomas. For more than twenty years he was Dean of Jonathan Edwards College and a teacher of American Studies and History at Yale University.
After leaving Yale, Dr. Ryan was Titular IV Professor at the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico, where he also served as Dean of the Colleges, Master of José Gaos College, and Coordinator of the graduate program in United States Studies. Dr. Ryan is author of A Collegiate Way of Living (Yale University, 2001), articles in various journals on higher education, and articles in the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology on transpersonal thought. He served for fourteen years on the Board of Trustees of Naropa University and is a certified by Grof Transpersonal Training as a practitioner of Holotropic Breathwork.
Dr. Ryan now teaches at Ubiquity University at the graduate level and serves as Associate Dean of the Wisdom School of Graduate Studies.
Dr. Judith Yost is a PhD. candidate at Ubiquity University, received a D.Min. from the University of Creation Spirituality, an M.S.W. from the University of Houston; and a B.A. from the University of Oregon.
Dr. Yost is a licensed psychotherapist and counselor in practice for 30 years in Texas. She is the Co-Director, with her spouse Will Taegel, of the Center for Creative Resources, Inc. For eleven years she served as field, practicum faculty at the University of Houston as graduate student advisor and clinical supervisor. Her doctoral dissertation researched mystical and transformational encounters with Nature, a reflection of her deep connection with the Earth and experience in creating Eco-Spiritual Communities with Dr. Will Taegel. She is the author of the book, Nature and Intimacy. Her abiding interest is the elegant connection between rigorous intellect and the profound interior.
Dr. Yost serves as Dean of Students at Ubiquity University’s Wisdom School for Graduate Studies and teaches at the graduate level.
D.Min., Wisdom University; M.F.A., Naropa University; B.A., Purdue University
Rev. Dr. Rayne is a Unitarian Universalist Lay Community Minister and Spiritual Director in Asheville, NC, and also serves as Community Minister for Ubiquity University. In both his Spiritual Direction and Earth Medicine practices, Dr. Rayne draws on experience and training in following disciplines: labyrinth, Reiki, Kaballah, meditation, energy healing, Himalayan singing bowl, earth energies, Feng Shui/space-clearing, dowsing, contemplative brush, Egyptian Bio-geometry, alchemy, sacred geometry, Druid geomancy and medical intuitive work. He has trained with alchemists of the first religion of the Himalayas (nameless religion), known as “patterns of heaven and earth” or “sacred conventions.” Dr. Rayne builds labyrinths, designs and consults on sacred landscapes, and produces energy mandalas and altars for healing. He serves as President of Healing and Expressive arts chapter of UU Society for Community Ministries and is a member of Spiritual Director’s International, American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Association for Transpersonal Psychology and American Academy of Religion.
Dr. Pier Luigi Lattuada of the Integral Transpersonal Institute, Milan, Italy is a Medical Doctor. He has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and is also a psychotherapist and founder of Biotransenergetics.
Pier Luigi is the Director of Integral Transpersonal Institute of Milan and of the Transpersonal Psychotherapy School, which has been fully recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education since 2002. He is also Director of Transpersonal Counseling Training in Milan.
Pier Luigi is a board member of the Italian Psychotherapy Associations Federation, a member of Story of Sanitary Art Academy, Rome, past medical director of Life Gate Holistic Medicine of Milan, and Scientific Director of Integral Transpersonal Journal. He is co-Vice-President of EUROTAS
Pier Luigi has published thirteen books since 1985, more than 30 articles since 1980 and presented Biotransenergetics in more than 50 International Conferences in several countries: Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Moldova, Latvia, Switzerland, Bulgaria, USA, Brazil, Greece, since 1988.
30 years experience developing economic and professional relations between US & Russia
Two decades experience in mgt & financial dev of start-up companies in US & overseas
10 years as Senior Executive in international telecommunications industry
Board member of Wisdom University, State of the World Forum & Citizen Democracy Corps
Author Your Y2K Personal Protection Plan & several articles on foreign business development
Multi-cultural business development and operations
Certified instructor in emotional development from Institute of HeartMath
Specialist in business preparedness for natural disasters & large-scale infrastructure breakdowns
Socially responsible investments and business operations
M.A., Sonoma State University