Director, Holos Institute
Joanna Macy is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. A respected voice in the movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with five decades of activism. The author of more than twelve books, she is the root teacher of the Work That Reconnects, a ground-breaking theoretical framework and workshop methodology for personal and social change.
Her wide-ranging work addresses psychological and spiritual issues of the nuclear age, the cultivation of ecological awareness, and the fruitful resonance between Buddhist thought and contemporary science.
Karel Bouse is a graduate of Saybrook University, and serves as Teacher and Founder at the Institute of Esoteric Psychology, a multidisciplinary education and research organization focusing on mysticism, anomalous experiences, magic, Neo-shamanic practice, anomalous life worlds and the bridge between ordinary consciousness and greater consciousness. The Institute currently presents interactive workshops in Dreams, Personal Mythology, Neo-shamanic Practice, Creative Expression, and Personal Development.
Dr. Bouse also teaches esoteric classes in spirit journeywork/creative expression and sidereal astrology at Windhorse Center, in Tellico Plains, TN
Katrina Rahn is a librarian, consultant, and artist. In her role as librarian at City College of San Francisco, she finds inspiration every day by helping students make the change they want to see in the world. As a consultant, she uses design thinking, effective problem solving, and collaboration to help libraries and other organizations increase their value and capacity, and inspire strategic support and growth.
Katrina earned her undergraduate degree in Creative Studies, with an emphasis in art, at UC Santa Barbara and holds a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from UCLA.
She currently serves as a member of OHI’s Board of Directors and Editor of OHI’s Four Winds Journal.
Trailblazer in human development
Sustainable Culture, Immersion Learning Programs and Retreats
Dr. Robert Morgan teaches professional, graduate and undergraduate seminars on prevention of iatrogenic practice, adult psychology & aging, measurement of aging, trauma psychology, lifespan development, clinical psychology, and other special topics. He has published more than a hundred journal articles, chapters, books, and tests. Overseeing 121 doctoral dissertations in psychology and related fields over five decades, Dr. Morgan currently is a part-time adjunct seminar instructor at the University of New Mexico, an adjunct research faculty member at Sofia University, Palo Alto, and a continuing external reader of doctoral dissertations at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Recently a Visiting Professor at Australia’s James Cook University in Singapore, he continued there as a doctoral thesis Principal Chair, and as an external dissertation thesis reader at Monash University, Australia. Since 1999 he has served on the Editorial Advisory Board of Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry: An International Journal of Critical Inquiry.