Laurel Alexander has worked as a lifestyle coach and therapist for 20 years, with qualifications in nutrition, stress management and reflexology. She is the author of over 23 books and her articles have appeared in Good Health, Bella and Fidelity.
Helen Arnold is a travel journalist with over 17 years' experience who has contributed to a wide range of newspapers and magazines, including the Observer, Family Circle, Farmers' Weekly, Harpers, High Life, Optician and Essentials. She was first bitten by the travel bug after a year-long round the world trip in 1992, but has since settled in London where she lives with her husband and two children.
Sarah Bartlett is a renowned astrologer and author. She was astrologer for the Evening Standard for three years up until 2002, and more recently astrologer for Cosmopolitan, Prima and She magazines for five years, and Spirit and Destiny for seven years. She currently contributes to 'Steve Wright in the Afternoon' on BBC Radio 2.She is author of many books on the Tarot and other esoteric arts, including The Mythology Bible and the best-selling Tarot Bible, both published by Godsfield Press.
Manu Bazzano is a Zen monk, writer / lecturer, workshop facilitator and psychotherapist. He studied Eastern meditation since 1980. Having lived in India, Germany and the U.S., he settled in London in 1990. His other books include Buddha is Dead and (for Spruce) Zen Poems.
Eilean Bentley is trained in shiatsu, reiki and acupressure. She teaches in adult education centres and treats patients in the detox unit of a National Health Service hospital. Eilean is author of the best-selling The Essential Massage Book and A Gaia Busy Person's Guide: Indian Head Massage.
Helen Farmer-Knowles is a qualified counsellor and aromatherapist. She holds a certificate in the Science of Essential Oils and has been trained in the use of Bach flower Essences. Her current interests are in using vibrational medicine and creating natural products, as well as health and environmental research. She is the author of a number of books including Gaia's The Garden Healer.Location: Dawlish, Devon.
Gill Farrer-Halls is a trained aromatherapist and has worked generally within Buddhism throughout her career as a writer, editor, and video producer. She has spent extensive time in India and Nepal during the course of her career. She is the author of Meditations & Ritual Using Aromatherapy Oils for Godsfield.
Eva Gizowska is a Freelance Journalist specialising in Health, Wellbeing, Lifestyle and General Features. She has written for a variety of publications including: The Independent, The London Paper, Guardian, Sunday Times - Style, Saturday Times, Times - T2, Daily Mail, The Mail on Saturday - Weekend, The Daily Express, Daily Express, The Mirror, Evening Standard, Grazia, SHE, Zest, Health & Fitness, BMI Voyager, Trip Magazine, Boots Magazine, BUPA Magazine, Asda Magazine, Healthy Living, Cosmopolitan, REAL and Spirit & Destiny. She is also the author of:Bathing for Health, Beauty and Relaxation (Quarto) - includes a section on Spas in the UK and abroad Pilates in 15 Minutes (Thorsons) Seduce (MQ Publications Ltd). Shape The Walking Plan (for Barnes & Noble)Minute Facials - gift/booklet set (Andrews McMeel Publishing)
Amy Goyer has been involved in intergenerational issues and programs at the local, state, national and international level for 25 years. She has written and lectured extensively about the issues of family, aging and building intergenerational relationships, and worked with the American Association of Retired Persons for 15 years in a number of roles. A recognised media authority, Amy currently serves as Senior Vice President of Outreach for Grandparents.com, the premier online destination for grandparents, where she is responsible for developing programmes to enhance the relationships among grandparents, grandchildren and parents.
Jackie Hardy has been reading, writing and editing haiku for fifteen years. The landscape and lifestyle of rural Northumberland, England, where she has lived for the last twenty years, provides inspiration for much of her creative work. Jackie has written a haiku collection entitled The Dust is Golden. Some more of her haiku appears in her poetry collection, Canuting the Waves. Jackie works in adult education. Currently she manages a series of outreach programmes for Lancaster University, but has tutored many courses on literature and creative writing in northeast England.
Jenny Hare is a writer and psychosexual counsellor who has been the agony aunt for Woman's Weekly for the past 14 years. Her books include Think Love, Free your Life from Fear, Orgasms and How to Have Them and Think Sex
Jonathan Hilton is a freelance writer and editor with a wide experience of environmental and complementary health subjects. Over the past 15 years, Jonathan has contributed to or edited around 20 specialist books on subjects including reflexology, yoga, tai chi, colour healing, allergen-free living and constructing and furnishing environmentally low-impact homes and offices. His most recent work is the Gaia book Wild Food.
Tanmaya Honervogt is a Reiki Master-Teacher, with a direct lineage to the Reiki source. She has been working with Reiki healing and meditation since 1983. She regularly holds training sessions in traditional Usui Reiki in Europe, Japan and the USA. Previous titles: Reiki, Healing and Harmony Through the Hands, Inner Reiki, A Gaia Busy Person's Guide: Reiki, and Reiki for Emotional Healing.
Steven Jay Schneider
Steven Jay Schneider, one of the true connoisseurs of movie horror, has written, talked, taught and published extensively on all aspects of film, from aesthetics and psychoanalysis to the joys of the slasher flick. Here he has brought together more than 50 of the finest writers, reviewers, critics, professors, aficionados and filmmakers from around the globe. From Le Monde's Jean-Michel Frodon in Paris to Undercurrent's Chris Fujiwara in Tokyo, the team compromises the best that film writing has to offer and includes contributors to Empire, Sight & Sound, Time Out, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Total Film, International Film Guide, LA Weekly, CineAction, Film Quarterly, NME, the Washington Post, Filmmaker, Moviemaker and many more.
Gray Joliffe started his career as an advertising copywriter but became a cartoonist and illustrator in 1986, working on such titles as One Man and His Bog. His Up and Running cartoon has appeared in the Daily Mail since 1997 - the same year that Gray was voted Cartoonist of the Year - though he is most well-known for his illustrations in the Wicked Willie books, which have sold over 5 million copies worldwide.Location: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Michele Knight is a renowned astrologer and clairvoyant and is devoted to exploring these areas through her writing, workshops and one-to-one readings. She is a well-respected journalist and broadcaster and appears frequently on television as astrologer for the celebrity fraternity. She has a very successful website through which she conducts psychic readings. An in-house astrologer for Look magazine and has written for The Independent, Time Out, Marie Claire and Vogue.
Joel Levy is a writer and researcher with a special interest in historical mysteries. He is the author of Secret History, Lost Histories, Fabulous Creatures, The Atlas of Atlantis and The Atlas of Lost Treasures.Location: North London, UK.
Cassandra Lorius MA PGDip is a couples sex therapist and homeopath with a background in meditation,Tantra and Eastern spirituality; she is widely published on these subjects, including Mandalas and Meditations for Everyday Living (Cico, 2008) and The Tantric Pillow Book (Thorsons, 2004). She lives in north London and Devon. www.emotionalhealing.co.uk
Patricia Mercier trained as a yoga teacher many years ago with specific emphasis on making yoga accessible to the Western mind, creating a bridge to traditional teachings. She is a fellow of Hygeia College of Colour, a qualified holistic healer using various energy techniques and has written extensively on these subjects. She is author of The Chakra Bible, The Chakra Experience, Chakras and four books about Mayan teachings from Central America. She has been upon a visionary path since initiations with esoteric teachers and shamans.
Jacky Newcomb is the UK's leading angel expert and a bestselling author. Her books include Angel Secrets, An Angel Held My Hand, An Angel By My Side, An Angel Saved My Life and Angels Watching Over Me. She has her own column as mystical agony aunt 'Dear Angel Lady' for the UK's CHAT - It's Fate magazine and has made many TV appearances including ITV's This Morning and The Lorraine Kelly Show. For more details visit: www.jackynewcomb.com