409. Stephen D’Amico

Stephen D'AmicoStephen D’Amico is a spiritual teacher, mystical poet, and author. At age 22, Stephen went through a profound spiritual transformation that culminated in a permanent realization of his true nature. Since then his life has been devoted to understanding the spiritual path from an evolutionary perspective and helping others reconnect with their true nature to help bring about a global awakening in human consciousness. The main way he does this is through the direct transmission of the enlightened state of being, which connects others with their own true nature.

In the past, Stephen has worked in the field of conflict resolution and restorative justice as a mediator, facilitator, trainer, and project leader for youth social action groups. He has also taught at both the elementary and high school levels, focusing on the special needs of students with learning disabilities. Currently, he and his wife, Aniko, run Millwood Melt, a lively grilled cheese restaurant in their beloved community of Leaside, in Toronto. Customers and students playfully refer to Stephen as “the grilled cheese guru.”

When not feeding bodies, Stephen lives and breathes to feed souls. He currently hosts transformational gatherings/satsang and offers individuals enlightened guidance and support via phone, Skype, or in person. He is the author of two books:

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Interview recorded 7/23/2017

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358. Anette Carlström

Anette CarlströmAnette Carlström is an internationally recognized speaker, author and teacher in development in consciousness living in Helsingborg, Sweden. Her focus and specialty is guiding the individual and in groups toward finding your inner compass to discover your full potential and true nature. Anette also has a strong presence in chanting Sacred Mantras, offering mantra concerts as well as having recorded several CD’s carrying the transmission of Divine Grace through the Oneness Blessing, easily accessed by simply listening.

She is the author of two acclaimed books. In her first – From the Heart – Discovering and Living the Oneness Blessing– she shares her bumpy journey of conscious Awakening and natural transformation as well as answering sensitive and profound questions. Her second book – Namaste, Awakening The Power of Presence is a road map and extraordinary guide, exploring the sacred truths that are hidden in our everyday life. It is filled with wonderful guided meditations and anecdotal stories. Each word of her books permeates the reader into the Power of Presence.

Anette is Founder of Diamond Life Foundation, an alternative health practice and meditation center in southern Sweden, where she gives weekly programs, courses and guided meditations as well as giving Cranio Sacral Treatments. Since 2003 she has been traveling around Europe and the World sharing her story, teaching and singing. When she chants and speaks, there is a natural transfer of Grace that is received either in person or over the phone. She is initiated to give the Oneness Meditation (OM) which is a Sacred Transmission of energies that accelerate Awakening to the Intelligence of the Heart.
She offers on-line Oneness Meditations every Tuesday evening Swedish time on her free Livestream channel.

Interview recorded 8/13/2016

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216. Jan Esmann, 2nd Interview

Jan EsmannJan Esmann, born 1960, is an enlightened kundalinī shaktipāt master living in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he teaches, transmits and gives shaktipāt. The highest teachings are transmitted in silence during meditation or afterwards. Jan is not part of any tradition or represents a lineage. He has been giving shaktipāt since the mid 1980’s but did not fully emerge as a teacher until after 2006.

He has a MA in History of Modern Culture from Copenhagen University, and a B.Sc in Art-restoration from the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen. He earns his living as an artist, a writer and a software developer.

Books:

Website: lovebliss.eu

First BatGap interview with Jan.

Interview recorded 2/1/2014

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187. Eric Isen

Eric IsenEric Isen has undergraduate degrees from Harvard University, the University of Paris, France and a Masters Degree in Spiritual Development from Maharishi European Research University.

He spent 35 years as a Vedic Monk in the Transcendental Meditation Movement and has been totally focused on spiritual growth for himself and the world for over 45 years.

He is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and medical intuitive by profession and has been passionately involved in the Oneness Movement since 2005. He was initiated as a Oneness Meditator in the Oneness Temple in May of 2012. In December 2012, through the Divine Grace of Sri AmmaBhagavan, Eric was blessed with Awakening.

Websites:

Interview conducted 8/10/2013

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078. Jan Esmann

Jan was born 1960 and grew up in Bury, England. His parents were Danish. In 1967 the family moved to Denmark. Jan’s dad is an engineer and there was no spiritual influence from either parent. Yet Jan showed strong spiritual yearnings since an early age. Jan trained as an artist under the Danish painter Niels Hermann Wamberg; he also studied art restoration at the Royal Academy in order to learn the traditional craft. Jan also studied at the university and acquired an MA in history of modern culture. Today Jan works as a full time professional artist and also has a software company developing photo retouching plug-ins for Photoshop.

After doing Transcendental Meditation and the TM Siddhi Programme for six years, Jan felt the need for a guru and found Gururaj Ananda Yogi whom he stayed with for three years. Then Jan’s Kundalini was so active, that he did not need any other guidance than what the Shakti gave, so he gave up on gurus and meditated by observing the inner Shakti’s workings. Following this, Jan began to be contagious and the Kundalini might spontaneously awaken in those that meditated with him. After some years, Jan met Amma and related to her as a spiritual master for about ten years. But again the Shakti guided Jan to meditate on his own and follow the inner guidance of the Shakti. Today Jan would describe his spirituality as being grabbed by Mother’s grace. The Divine Mother who resides in everybody as Kundalini Shakti and patiently waits to unfold as a vibrating field of love, bliss and grace.

Interview recorded 7/10/2011.

Jan’s sites:

Books:

2nd interview with Jan

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