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Ben Rein, PhD Neuroscientist and Science Communicator

    Ben Rein, PhD is a postdoctoral researcher in neuroscience at Stanford University. His research focuses on the neural basis of empathy and the effects of drugs like MDMA on social connection. He has authored 17 peer-reviewed scientific papers and is a science communicator on social media with a following of over 900,000.

Maria J. Bishop, MS, LPC Licensed Professional Counselor

    Maria J. Bishop, an experienced licensed professional counselor, holds a diverse range of therapeutic modalities including psycho-education, Jungian psychology, person-centered therapy, childhood development, CBT, EMDR, and attachment issues. She specializes in sexual abuse and trauma, providing compassionate care to her clients.

John KentShamanic Teacher and Facilitator

    John Kent is a dedicated shamanic teacher and facilitator with extensive training and practice. He brings a rare, natural, and balanced masculine presence to his teaching. He has a rich capacity to stay present and hold a healing space. Through his shamanic teachings John has a dedicated practice to study and understand the meaning of one's visions and dreams.

Kristen LaMarca, PhD, DBSM Clinical Psychologist With Expertise In Applied Psychophysiology, Sleep Disorders, And Lucid Dreaming

    Kristen LaMarca, Ph.D is a licensed clinical psychologist who is board-certified in behavioral sleep medicine. She has expertise in applied psychophysiology, is a published author, and is a regular reviewer for several scientific publications. She is also a part of the International Association for study of dreams.

Dr. Nathan Brandon, PsyD Licensed Psychologist

    Dr. Nathan is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in anxiety and substance use issues. He is also passionate about empowering and helping LGBTQ+ individuals. He has been working in the field of psychology since 2008, and he received his doctorate degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies. He also trained at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco and is a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP). In addition, Dr. Nathan has worked in intensive outpatient (IOP) substance use treatment programs.

Karen KonkolyFourth Year Graduate Student In Ken Paller's Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, Working On Lucid Dreaming Studies

    Karen Konkoly is a fourth-year graduate student researcher at Northwestern University, where she is part of Professor Ken Paller's esteemed cognitive neuroscience lab. Her primary focus lies in conducting groundbreaking studies related to lucid dreaming, sleep, and memory. She has experience in conducting overnight studies that employ targeted memory reactivation during REM sleep to enhance memory integration.

Candice Wu Trauma Healing Specialist, Dreamwork and Energy Healer

    Candice supports people in self love, a liberated experience of humanity, harmony, intuition, alignment, and self-expression. With spiritually compassionate, trauma-sensitive approaches and intuitive collaboration, she offers tools and space for navigating the Unknown and healing multidimensionally.

Sean Fitzpatrick, PhD, LPC Executive Director at The Jung Center and Psychotherapist in Private Practice

    Sean Fitzpatrick is a psychotherapist with a PhD in psychology and a specialization in Jungian studies. He is the executive director of The Jung Center in Houston and has delivered lectures and workshops on innovative approaches to mental health and well-being. His dedication to promoting holistic approaches to mental health has earned him a reputation as a thought leader and innovator in his field.

Bonnie Page Medium and Psychic

    Bonnie Page is a psychic medium who comes from a long line of mystics and psychics. She has a deep desire to help others and create a healing space for those seeking answers and solace. With extensive training and guidance from renowned mediums, Bonnie has honed her abilities and expanded her knowledge, providing clients with evidential proof of their loved ones' continued presence.

Christopher Mazurek Studying Neuroscience with the allied field in Chemistry and GermanSleep Cognition and Neurobiology

    Christopher Mazurek was one of 36 participants in an international experiment that aimed to establish communication between the sleeping and awake. He was also a former research assistant of Karen Konkoly.

Sharon L. Coggan, PhD Retired Associate Professor C/T and former Director of the Religious Studies Program

    Dr. Sharon L. Coggan is a retired Associate Professor C/T and former Director of the Religious Studies Program. She has a broad-based background in the History of Religions and the Psychology of Religion, including Jungian (Archetypal) Thought. Her more specialized expertise is in late antique Greek religion and early Christianity, as evidenced by her dissertation entitled "Pandaemonia: A Study of Eusebius' Recasting of Plutarch's Story of the 'Death of Great Pan.'" Prior to her dissertation work, she also developed a specialization in Asian Religions, particularly the Hindu, Buddhist, and Taoist traditions.

Emerald Wilkins NWisdom Teacher, Life Coach, Dreamwork Coach, and Tarot Reader

    Emerald experienced a shift at sixteen, valuing personal achievement above all. But at twenty, their perfect facade crumbled, revealing self-hate and fear. Short glimpses of connectedness gave them peace, but they fell back into confusion. Searching for answers, she created The Diamond Net to help others struggling like she once did.

John Moore, MBA, MSISA Shamanic Practitioner, Teacher, And Coach

    John Moore is a lifetime spiritual seeker and an accomplished martial artist with a 3rd-degree black belt in ketsugo jujutsu. He has practiced many spiritual and healing modalities, including Tantric Buddhism, reiki, mindfulness meditation, Qigong, and Shamanism. In his early 40s, John was diagnosed with PTSD and refused to accept that there was no cure. He sought to heal himself through shamanism and has been symptom-free for years now. John is passionate about teaching others how to recognize, embrace, and embody their own power. He offers healing, divination, and soul retrieval work to those who are interested.

Athena LazSpirit Teacher, Dream Teacher, Depth Psychologist & Author of The Alchemy of Your Dreams and The Deliberate Dreamers Journal

    Athena Laz is a counseling psychologist and dream expert. Her online site,, is a global platform that merges spiritual wisdom with psychological know-how. Thousands of people worldwide have enjoyed her courses, retreats, membership programs, and written works, all of which are aimed at helping individuals learn how to decode their dreams in order to live their most attuned lives. Her work has appeared in multiple media outlets like Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Men’s Health and MindBodyGreen.

Dale Kushner, MFANovelist, Columnist, and Poet

    Dale M. Kushner, MFA, is the founder of The Writer's Place, a literary center in Madison, Wisconsin. She has an MFA in poetry from Vermont College and has served as poetry editor for The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling. She was formerly on the core faculty of The Assisi Institute, now called Assisi Institute: The International Center for the Study of Archetypal Patterns.

Ellen Schreiner, LPC, MA, MA Licensed Professional Counselor

    Ellen Schreiner is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and Literature from Northwestern University. Ellen believes that healing is a holistic process that involves nervous system regulation and heart/brain coherence, and uses various healing modalities, such as Jungian dream analysis, to provide treatment at the mind/body/spirit level as a dynamic, integrative system.

Alex Luber, Counselor, MS, LPC, RYTCounselor

    Alex is a Jungian psychotherapist who specializes in helping people create lasting change in their lives. He uses a variety of techniques, including Jungian analysis, talk therapy, yoga, and mindfulness. He is committed to providing a safe and supportive space for his clients, and he has a passion for helping people heal and grow.