Andrew, M.S., a webmaster, creator of healing coil, ‘hyperboloid’, and astral goggles. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada.
Ashley-Farrand, Thomas, one of the few Western experts in Hindu and Buddhist mantras, who practiced mantra-based spiritual discipline since 1973.
Bragdon, Emma, PhD (Psychology) is the Founder/Director of “Integrative Mental Health for You“. IMHU.org offers online presentations about healing from mental disturbances with integrative approaches which include the information we give on this site. From 2001 -2012 she traveled in Brazil researching Spiritism and Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals. She is the author of 7 books, and the executive producer of a documentary film about Spiritism. She lives in Vermont, USA. EmmaBragdon.com
Braghetta Camilla Casaletti, M.A. is an occupational therapist at HOJE, a Spiritist Psychiatric Hospital in São Paulo. She also is the Coordinator of their Spiritual Assistance Program. She lives in São Paulo, Brazil. www.hoje.org.br
Braud, William G., Ph.D. (Experimental Psychology, the University of Iowa, USA) (November 26, 1942 – May 13, 2012), considered human consciousness to be the most mysterious phenomenon in the universe, and devoted his career to searching out the enigmatic workings that characterize each of us. Braud completed over 290 written works, including peer reviewed articles, book chapters and three books.
Franco, Divaldo Pereira, widely known as Divaldo Franco or simply Divaldo (born in Feira de Santana, May 5, 1927 ) is a professor, psychic, philanthropist and a great Brazilian Spiritist lecturer. Divaldo has co-authored more than 250 books through automatic writing, with more than 8 million copies sold worldwide. His books have been translated into 16 different languages.
John of God, João Teixeira de Faria (born June 24, 1942), known also as João de Deus – a Brazilian famous spiritual healer. Spirits (healing entities) take control of his body to enable him to direct treatments for the afflicted, perform surgeries without anesthesia, and do many other healing procedures.
Jung, Carl Gustav (26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961), a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. Jung and Sigmund Freud influenced each other during the intellectually formative years of Jung’s life.
Kardec Allan is the pen name of the French educator, translator and author Hippolyte Léon Denizard Rivail (3 October 1804 – 31 March 1869). He is the author of the five books known as the Spiritist Codification, and is the founder of Spiritism.
Leão Frederico Camelo, M.D., Ph.D. (Psychiatry) is the CEO of Hospital João Evangelista and Coordinator of the program for Health, Spirituality and Religion at the University of São Paulo’s Medical School. He was formerly Director of the Spiritist Center of Our Spiritual Home, André Luiz, a 650-bed residence for those with mental disabilities. He lives in São Paulo, Brazil. www.hoje.org.br
Lucchetti Giancarlo, M.D. (Geriatrics) is the Research Executive Coordinator of the Spirituality and Mental Health Integration Program at Hospital João Evangelista, and the Coordinator of the Research Department at São Paulo’s Spiritist Medical Association. He lives in São Paulo. www.hoje.org.br
Moreira-Almeida Alexander, M.D., Ph.D. (Psychiatry) is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical School of Juiz de Fora and the University of São Paulo. He is the director of the Center for Research in Spirituality and Health at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora School of Medicine. He lives in Juiz de Fora, Brazil. www.ufjf.br/nupes-eng
Paulo Jaider Rodrigues, M.D. (Psychiatry) works as a psychiatrist at the Spiritist Hospital André Luiz of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He lives in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. www.heal.org.br
Roerich, Helena (Елена Рерих, February 12, 1879 – October 5, 1955), the creator, in cooperation with the Teachers of the East, of a philosophic teaching of Living Ethics (“Agni Yoga”). Along with her husband, Nicholas Roerich, she took part in expeditions of hard-to-reach and little-investigated regions of Central Asia. On October 15, 1969, a small planet of Solar System, numbered 4426, was discovered and named in honor of Roerichs family – “Roerich”.
Saraydarian, Torkom (1917–1997), a prolific writer and teacher of the Ageless Wisdom Teachings. He wrote over 150 books (incl. ones that help cure the incurable), many of which have been published, and composed hundreds of songs for the healing and upliftment of the whole individual. Today, his books, music, and influence continue to be recognized worldwide and continue to inspire a new generation of spiritual seekers.
Extraphysical consciousnesses (clarification assistants, mentors, helpers):
- André Luiz
- Bezerra de Menezes
- Joanna de Ângelis
- Manoel Philomeno Batista de Miranda
Souza Roberto Lucio Viera, M.D. (Psychiatry) is the Director of the Spiritist Hospital André Luiz of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He is a psychiatrist and therapist at the Renascimento Psychic Assistance Institute and a Vice President of the Spiritist Medical Association (AME) of Brazil. He lives in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. www.heal.org.br
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche (born in Amritsar, India, in 1961, works at Rice University in Houston, Texas and teaches ancient Bön traditions to Western students), is a teacher (lama) of the Bön Tibetan religious tradition. In 1986 he attained the degree of Geshe, the highest academic degree of traditional Tibetan culture. He is founder and director of the Ligmincha Institute and several centers named Chamma Ling, organizations dedicated to the study and practice of the teachings of the Bön tradition. Tenzin Wangyal has an interest in the interpretation, control, and application of dreams and has written fairly extensively on lucid dreaming and dream yoga as well as Dzogchen in Bön tradition.
Vallada Candido Pinto, M.D. (Psychiatry) is the Vice President of the Council of Directors and General Coordinator of the Spirituality and Mental Health Integration Program at Hospital João Evangelista. He is a Jungian Analyst and founding member of the Jungian Association of Brazil and the Jung Institute of São Paulo. He lives in São Paulo. www.hoje.org.br
Vallada Homero, M.D. (Psychiatry) is the President of the Council of Directors at the Hospital João Evangelista, and an Associate Professor at the University of São Paulo’s Medical School. He lives in São Paulo. www.hoje.org.br
Vieira, Waldo, M.D. (Medical Doctorate) (April 12, 1932 – July 2, 2015), the man, who created two new sciences (Conscientiology and Projectiology) that breaks the boundaries of life before and after death. In 2002 he was included in the International Biographical Centre’s Who’s Who of the 21st Century. The Waldo Vieira’s personal library consists of more than 64,000 volumes – one of the largest collections in the world on the theme of the consciousness and the out-of-body experience. He is the author of hundreds of published articles and 20 famous books related to consciousness research on physical and spiritual planes.
Worrall, Ambrose Alexander (January 18, 1899 – February 2, 1972), engineer and spiritual healer. He and his wife Olga Worrall worked as spiritual healers for many years. Worrall’s interests included clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, psycho-kinesis, psychometry, and theories of survival. He lectured widely on ESP and spiritual healing at colleges and other associations and published several pamphlets and books on spiritual healing and related subjects.
Worrall, Olga Nathalie Ripich (November 30, 1906 – January 9, 1985), spiritual healer and associate director of New Life Clinic. In addition to human beings, she healed cats, dogs, horses, chickens, and plants. Her special gift was of great interest to physicians, some of whom were her patients. During the 1970s became one of the most famous healers in the United States. “Since I am gifted in psychic abilities such as clairvoyance, etc. and spiritual healing, I am interested in the scientific research approach into parapsychological demonstrations motivated by personal experiences, especially in the areas of proving immortality and spiritual healing.”
Xavier Francisco Cândido or Chico Xavier, born Francisco de Paula Cândido (April 2, 1910 – June 30, 2002), a channel for the work of the spirits, and the most famous psychographic medium. He wrote 412 books with an estimate of 50 million copies sold around the world. They have been translated into 33 languages. All the profits were given to charitable organizations. He kept nothing for himself and denied authorship of any of the books. He was just an instrument used by spirits, or, in his words, “the postman.”
Zeland, Vadim is a contemporary Russian mystic and writer. He worked in quantum physics research. Today, he writes, developing new technology for controlling reality. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages.
Zohar, Danah, Ph.D. (born 1945) is an American-British author and speaker on physics, philosophy, complexity, and management. Zohar studied Physics and Philosophy at MIT and did postgraduate work in Philosophy, Religion & Psychology at Harvard University. She is a Visiting Professor in the College of Management at Guizhou University in China. She was included in the 2002 Financial Times Prentice Hall book Business Minds as one of “the world’s greatest management thinkers”.
Also, the core ideas of the following researchers of consciousness from The International Academy of Consciousness and other research institutions were used:
- Nanci Trivellato
- Wagner Alegretti
- Luis Minero
- Eduardo Martins
- Sandie Gustus
- Rodrigo Medeiros