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Andrew Fretwell

Panelist & Contributor 

Andrew is the founder of The Wu Ji School of Inner Alchemy and an experienced Evolutionary Astrologer & Gene Keys Expert. In 1983 he met his main Taoist Teacher Mantak Chia and received from him the Seven Alchemical Formulas for spiritual Immortality. His deep passion in life is to share this understanding along with practical applications of how to integrate the Soul and personality into a functioning whole.

About the Contributors

Who We Are

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Emelina Corrales

Soundscape & Medicine Songs

Born in Costa Rica, holder of a Bachelor Degree in Marine Biology and a Master’s Degree in International Environmental Law, I started working as an executive coach in 2013. I had already a wide range of professional experiences through more than 10 years of work in conservation project management and research.

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Empower
Growth

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Magdalena Kusch

Calligraphy

Magdalena is a Psychologist, a Yoga Teacher, a licensed Master Teacher and an Akasha Records Reader of the Tao Academy in Toronto. After accomplishing a ten years Tao studies, she is currently trained as a Tao Calligraphy Master by her spiritual teacher and father, Dr and Master Zhi Gang Sha.
 

Since 2009 she shares Tao wisdom, practices and tools globally and accompanies human beings to connect deeper with their heart and soul and to experience more love, peace and joy. She helps human beings to open their inner gifts like Tao Language and Tao Song and to live their lives in alignment with their Soul Path and the universal laws and principles.

Music is one of her greatest passions since her early childhood and she is deeply fascinated by the sacred healing powers of sound.
 
In her early twenties she has begun being involved in various humanitarian projects world wide and she has particpiated as a Spiritual Teacher, Tao Healer, Speaker and Visionary at thousands events. She serves humanity with her spiritual skills and loves to develop companies and co-create meaningful projects for the wellbeing of humanity and planet earth. Magdalena is a dedicated Ambassador for Peace.
 
After living for the most part of her life in Berlin,  she now enjoys the bountiful nature in the heart of Swedish Mountains and truly cherishes magical places like the Bosnian Pyramids. 

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Mahsa Vahdat

Concert

Mahsa Vahdat is an award-winning, prominent Iranian singer, composer and cultural activist. Dedicated to both her personal lifelong, musical and artistic path and the greater cause of freedom of expression. Her artistic work has offered audiences around the globe a deeper appreciation of Iranian poetry and music.

Her many performance and recording projects include collaborations with many of the world's most acclaimed musicians including Marjan Vahdat, Mighty Sam McClain, Kronos Quartet, Tord Gustavson, Atabak Elyasi , Teatr Zar, SKRUK Choir, Kitka and countless others. Through creative dialogues with her collaborators, and explorations as an unaccompanied soloist, she has developed a diverse, unique, and wide-ranging repertoire. Creative dialogue has been the core of her artistic path.

For Mahsa, artistic practice, creative freedom, and humanitarian principles are closely intertwined. She is an extremely effective cultural worker who utilizes the emotive power of her voice to raise awareness of suffering and injustice in the world, while simultaneously delivering messages of hope, beauty and transparency.

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Mindahi Bastida  (Otomí-Toltec)

Sacred Ceremony

Mindahi Bastida (Otomí-Toltec) is Director of the Original Nations Program of the Fountain and until July 2020 was the Director of the Original Caretakers Program, Center for Earth Ethics, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (2017- ) and General Coordinator of the Otomi-Toltec Regional Council in Mexico, a caretaker of the philosophy and traditions of the Otomi-Toltec peoples, and has been an Otomi-Toltec Ritual Ceremony Officer since 1988. He is consultant with UNESCO around Sacred Sites and Biocultural issues and for other UN programs.

Mindahi has served as a delegate to various commissions and summits on indigenous rights and sustainability, including the 1992 Earth Summit and the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD, 2002). He was director of the Original Caretakers Program at the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York City between 2015 and 2020 and has been invited to partake in several advisory councils.  

He has written on the relation between the state and Indigenous Peoples, intercultural education, collective intellectual property rights and associated traditional knowledge, biocultural sacred sites, and other topics.

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Nhi Nhi Le

Tea Service and Workshop

Nhi is the Tea Ceremonalist for the Awaken Tea Temple. She is a Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher, Advanced Theta Healing Practitioner, Speaker, Meditation Teacher Trainer for the world's number #1 Meditation Magazine, Spiritual & Empowerment Mentor, Manifestation Teacher, a Human Design Guide & Gene Keys Student. Nhi’s mission in life is to create nourishing and transformative meditational practices for all ages to find calm, peace and empowerment in every day living through the art of Tea and ancient wisdom.

Omer Gonen-Haela

Concert

Omer is an Israeli multi instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and ceremony leader. His music is influenced by the diverse backgrounds of his musical studies and world travels. His songs are songs of prayer and depth, of love and connection, holding the vision of a human world based on respect, trust and connection to all that is alive. 

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Praful

Concert

Praful is a multi-instrumental artist, vocalist & live looping master of a New Era. His music is a crossover and live channeling of ethnic/traditional and modern styles, drawing inspiration from indigenous folk songs, sacred chants, South-American & European styles, Indian ragas, shamanic trance, Jazz and world electronic music. It comes from the heart, as an expression of gratitude to the mystery and sacredness of life on Earth, as a call for celebration.
As he drops into the space between the notes and weaves his spell, he invites soul searching, calling you to journey towards that which is of the highest calibre within you. “…it’s like the universe is making love to me.”

Praful is a regular guest on many festivals and gatherings throughout the world, giving concerts solo, with one of his projects, and playing Healing events together with his partner Vimal Gabrielsen. He is also world-renowned for his work/performances with Eckhart Tolle, Dave Koz, Deva Premal & Miten, Swati Natekar, Carlos Nakai, Jai Uttal, Peruquois, Maneesh de Moor, Ma Ananda Sarita, Marc Antoine, Adani & Wolf, Nippy Noya, Armando Peraza, Laura Fygi, Mola Sylla, Kareem Raihani, Robertinho Silva, Armandinho, David Steindl-Rast, Gerardo Rosales, Monte LaRue, Sika, Holiwater Project, Sudha, Carrie Tree, Project 2000, Hardsoul, DJ Maestro, DJ Lucien Foort and many others.

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Dr Rulin Xiu

Panelist

Dr. Rulin Xiu is a quantum physicist and string theorist, Ph.D. 1994, Universtity of California, Berkeley.  She is a certified leading Master Teacher and Practitioner and a certifed Tao Calligraphy Master Teacher at the Tao Academy in Toronto 

Dr. Rulin Xiu is the co-founder of Tao Science and co-author with Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha of the books "Tao Science: The Science, Wisdom, and Practice of Creation and Grand Unification" and "Soul Mind Body Science System." 

Dr Rulin Xiu works at the forefront of the new groundbreaking science that helps unfify science and spirituality at the most fundamental level.

She is also an entrepreneur, herbalist, healer, and singer.

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Dr. Sam Semir Osmanagic

Panelist

Dr. Sam Osmanagich aka Semir Osmanagić, is a Bosnian-American scientist, megalithic and pyramid sites researcher, internationally acclaimed speaker, and author of 18 books on ancient civilizations, and businessman.

 

Sam Osmanagich wrote and narrated the 12-episode documentary "Search for Lost Civilization" for the state television of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FTVBiH) in 2007 and is the founder of Archaeological Park: Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun Foundation.

 

He is best known for discovering an ancient pyramid complex in Visoko, Bosnia-Herzegovina, which many scientists claim are the largest and oldest man-made structures in the World. Since 2005, he has served as the project's principal investigator.

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Thomas Legrand

Panelist

Dr. Thomas Legrand is a Wisdom Seeker, Social Scientist and Regeneration Practitioner.  Holding a Ph.D. in (Ecological) Economics and having studied international development, political science, and management, Thomas Legrand works in the field of sustainability for UN agencies, private companies, and NGOs. His focus is on forest conservation, climate change, sustainable finance, leadership and how to cultivate inner capacities for systemic transformation. He is currently the Lead Technical Advisor for the Conscious Food Systems Alliance convened by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

His spiritual journey began at the age of 23 with an encounter with native spirituality in Mexico, before embracing the wisdom of a wide range of traditions and practices, including meditation, energetic healing and Tai-chi-chuan. He lives with his wife and their two young daughters near Plum Village, the monastery of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in the South West of France, his country.

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Vimal Gabrielsen 

Workshop & Guided Meditation

Vimal Gabrielsen was born with the ability to transmit divine love, wisdom and healing energies to herself and others. But only in her 30ies, she started to re-member, trust and expand this divine gift. She’s inspired by Ramana Maharshi and Osho’s vision on life and meditation, and was also trained by Dr. Eric Pearl in Levels 1, 2, 3 of Reconnective Healing. Vimal is a mother and works as a workshop facilitator, healer, graphic designer and organises spiritual gatherings. Together with her partner Praful, a popular musician, she travels the world giving workshops and guided meditations, helping people to reconnect with their natural state.

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