Contributor Bios

Luc James Barry,

Artist, Reiki practitioner and Editor/Publisher of Matter into spirit.  After a spiritual awakening in 2012, Luc James Barry began exploring spiritual themes stemming from his experiences more in depth through written works and his blog.  You can contact the author through his blog and contact information below:

Jeevan Bhagwat, is a poet whose work has appeared in many literary journals across Canada, the U.S. and internationally, including The Windsor Review, Kippis, Archaeology, Northern Cardinal Review and Subterranean Blue Poetry. In 2003 and 2005, he was awarded The Monica Ladell Prize for Poetry by the Scarborough Arts Council and in 2015, he was the recipient of the Scarborough Urban Hero Award for Arts and Culture. In 2012, his best selling poetry book, The Weight of Dreams, was published by IN Publications. Jeevan is a member of The League of Canadian Poets.

Contact Information:  @j_bhagwat (Twitter)

 Cynthia Brennen, LMSW, has her master’s degree in Social Work, and is licensed in the state of New York, where she enjoys her private practice in counseling. Much of Cynthia’s therapy focuses on overall health, encompassing the balance of mind, body, spiritual, and emotional wellness. She is a graduate of Ithaca College and Syracuse University.

After 30 years in the field, Cynthia has worked in various agencies, inpatient/outpatient facilities and developed programs in the mental health arena. Today, her therapy includes traditional techniques as well as inner spiritual exploration. She assists in healing through relaxation techniques, creative visualization, guided imagery, hypnotherapy, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) and good ol’ counseling with heart.

Cynthia enjoys writing about spiritual health, lessons of the heart, and her own healing journey. She created and hosted her talk radio show, "Help, Hope & Healing", 2010 - 2012, where she interviewed various guests on topics pertaining to overall wellness. Her recently published book, Living, Loving & Unlearning: A therapist’s guide to healing and living authentically from the inside out, addresses the importance of living a life of balance and unlearn that which is not in alignment with your soul’s path. As you discover the purity of your own soul, and purpose of your existence here on earth, you will begin to feel the freedom to live your life, your journey, and your truth. Cynthia’s book can be purchased on her website at

 Rory Colgan is a dream interpreter, metaphysics teacher, writer, speaker, and a spiritual, mental, and emotional balancing teacher. Rory is a graduate of the School of Metaphysics. He lives South of Corydon, Indiana, and teaches people in the Louisville area and throughout the United States via phone. Visit Rory at and

 Rev. J.L. Harter, Ph.D. (University of Sedona)(,Founding Editor/Contributor) combines her spiritual vision and intuitive insights with the world through her successful book series, popular blog and her websites. As an author of international repute, she has published over 17 books, including Changing Perspectives - the Journey is the Destination, Expanding Horizons, Growth and Beyond, Chronicles of Aliyah, So It’s Over. Now What? and the Life - The Journey Continues series. In addition, she has also published her Reflections Series of poetry books (including Ravenous Reflections, Spiritual Reflections, Ethereal Reflections and Love’s Eternal Reflections). Rev. Harter has also released a new series of works focusing on the various aspects of consciousness in her series, Exploring the Conscious Self: For Greater Understanding which is slated to become a training course along with a Companion Guide (due out soon). Rev. Harter's worldview combines the profoundly philosophical with everyday psychological aspects of the human condition. As Doctor of Philosophy with a focus on Metaphysics, Mother, Intuitive, Reverend and Reiki Master, she informs her works with a profound wisdom that never preaches, but rather takes her readers and clients through the troubles of the day with a deft assuredness that reinforces all that is positive. One central aspect of her work is her belief in reinforcing "Life Lessons" as a way to improve one's situation. For Rev. Harter, life is full of lessons, which must be learned and overcome to avoid having to repeat them. Rev. Harter is also the Founder of The Ministry for Connected Consciousness and the Journal of Metaphysics and Connected Consciousness. You can visit her personal and professional websites at: (Available Books), (Personal Blog), (Journal – Contributors always invited) and
For personal consultations, training or submissions to the journal, you can reach Rev. Harter at

Rachel Landes
Rachel was born in Perth, Western Australia and went to school in England where she received an undergraduate degree in both Business Studies and Government & Politics. After, she studied Theology and has been with Stanford (online) and MIT (online) studying Physics. Rachel has travelled to Greece, South Africa, Australia, Europe - and is looking forward to continuing her travels further.  Rachel currently lives in NYC and is a lover of art and abstract thinking.

Dr. Liam Leonard (BA, M.Phil, PhD) (Editorial Board Member/Contributor) has combined spiritual, social and environmental perspectives in his work. A Reiki and Seichim Master, he is the author of several books and journal articles. He has also spoken on national and local radio. Having lived in Europe and the United States, he combines a global worldview with a personal understanding of spiritual themes. He is currently working on a spiritual guide to living titled 'Life Lessons' with Rev. Dr. J.L. Harter. Dr. Leonard has edited and published writers from all corners of the world and looks forward to the contributions to the Journal of Collected Consciousness.

Dr. Contzen Pereira (Editorial Board Member/Contributor)
Independent Scholar, Mumbai, India
Corresponding Author. Address: Nandadeep, 302, Tarun Bharat Soc, Chakala, Andheri (East), Mumbai 400 099, India. Tel: +919819642456, +912266750530 Email Address:,

J. Shashi Kiran Reddy (and)
M.S (Engg) Research student, EMU, JNCASR, Bangalore.

Sensei Erwin Rimban was born in the Philippine Islands. Since a young age he has been fascinated by the esoteric realm and avidly read books on world history, philosophy, astrology, mythology, the social sciences and similar fields. Educated at the University of the Philippines, where he graduated Cum Laude, he added Evolutionary Biology to his plethora of interests. After graduating from college, he spent many years in the tourist destination of Baguio City where he pursued a career in writing and teaching, while at the same time finding time to be a meditation teacher. His hobbies include chess, poetry and Tarot counseling. Currently, he is active in organizational work, where he is promoting advocacies in educational philosophy, spiritual counseling, and environmental issues. He is also the founder and mentor of a learning organization and Wisdom Community, the ANAM CARA Philippines Learning Organization. He has written numerous essays on wisdom, metaphysics, mysticism, psychology, history, educational philosophy and psychotherapy

Rev. Irma Kaye Sawyer has been an intuitive her entire life, and began giving intuitive readings at age 12. In the early 90′s she had an experience where she began the spontaneous channeling of the ArchAngelic Energy Collective, who were her Guides until 2007, when at that time she connected with the Akashic Wisdom Keepers (or simply The Keepers,) and has been a facilitator for their messages and energy ever since.

She has been in the Holistic Healing and Intuitive Consulting field professionally since 1992, and has training and certifications in Usui and other forms of Reiki, Magnified Healing, Shamanic Healing, Intuitive Counseling and Akashic Record Consulting. She specializes in healing and counseling work with those who identify as Lightworkers and Empath/Sensitives.

Irma Kaye is the author of The Aquarian Empath, The Aquarian Empath Part II, The Aquarian Path to Abundance, The Aquarian Healer, and Cosmic Love: Keys for the Path of Light. She has also developed several online courses exclusively for

She presently lives in Yucca Valley, California 

Richard Scott is an empath and a seeker of truth. He follows no particular belief system, but posses a deep respect for all existing spiritual systems, and would best describe himself as a pantheist, seeing all the various supreme beings in our collective consciousness as manifestations of a singular divine energy. Richard meditates mainly to center himself and maintain a clear mind, but also to connect with his higher self and receive guidance when possible. Richard is self-taught in various subjects, ranging from philosophy to various schools of spirituality and even theoretical physics, incorporating teachings from different areas of scientific and spiritual knowledge into the foundations of his own beliefs. Richard sees himself as an eternal work-in-progress, with perfection not being a goal, but a way of life - not an end to be sought, but a truth that is ever-present and need not be attained, only acknowledged.
You can reach Richard at his email address:

Ron Shane ND PhD OMD MFA
Dr. Shane is a world-leading authority in body mind consciousness studies. He has written many books and lectured on this topic. He graduated with high honors from CSU Northridge studying Psychology and Philosophy and completed a Masters in Educational and Counseling Psychology. His PhD blended visionary literature with social psychology where he did his dissertation on William Blake and the English Romantics concerning the activation of the etheric body. Dr. Shane completed post-doctoral study at UCLA in the Renaissance Institute where he did advanced research in the mystical aspects of William Shakespeare and Edmond Spencer under the aegis of Dr. Michael Allen, a visiting professor from Oxford University; and likewise completed a MSA training in theater and experimental video during his tenure as post-doc at UCLA. Dr. Shane was a faculty member in the Department of English at UCSB and SDSU. Furthermore, he studied cross-cultural shamanism under the aegis of Dr. Donald Tuzin, a world authority on this aspect of cultural anthropology; and for many years he had an academic relationship with Dr. Norman O. Brown who is the original founding member of UCSC’s history of consciousness program. Dr. Shane, as a research scholar at UCSD, did advanced studies in Western Medicine, Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, and Neuroendocrinology under the tutelage of Dr. Koob, a leading authority in neuroendocrinology in the department of psychology as well as Scripps Research Institute.

Diplomat in Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine
7th Degree ITF Tae Kwon Do Black Belt A-7-7
Certified Kundalini Yoga Master
Certified ITF Tae Kwon Do International Instructor
Certified Energy Master
Certified Elite Lifestyle Counselor
Visiting Research Scholar in Department of Theater and Dance UCSD Specializing in Shakespeare and Mysticism
Medical Researcher affiliated with the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine

Dr. Shane is one of the world’s highest Tae Kwon Do black belts, receiving his 7th degree black belt from Grandmaster Hwang, who is the highest ranking grandmaster in the world. He is on the board of the United Taw Kwon Do alliance and has written many books and articles on the internal dynamics of Tae Kwon Do. His Zen Beauty Institute is based on strategies for individuals where they can achieve optimal physical and interior salubriousness. This medical researcher, energy master, and clinician will be leading a three-day workshop for medical doctors on the diverse dimensions of optimal medicine. He has written over 45 books on topics ranging from Shamanistic consciousness to the esoteric basis of raja/kundalini yoga. His Mystique of Energy delineates how the esoteric body blends with the luminous celestial sphere. Dr. Shane has given over 45 lectures to medical doctors on many distinctive topics and has written 150 articles for several medical publications. This medical researcher has conducted research in cosmetic and regenerative medicine as well as molecular biology. For Dr. Shane, ontological genesis of the body’s mental/ethereal sphere can only occur when its physical aspect is optimal actualized. 


 Wendy Vann MS, LPC lives in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1989. She is the author of Sensory Integration Plus. A family’s story of loving children through their journey of learning regulation. She is a student, teacher and director at the School of Metaphysics (SOM) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Wendy began studying at the SOM in 2016. Wendy‘s philosophy is that every event in life is a chance to learn something about yourself. For more information on the School Of Metaphysics and locations, visit For more information about dream interpretation, visit


 Lesley West is a teacher and a student at The School of Metaphysics (SOM) in Dallas, Texas.  Lesley is passionate about permanent healing Lesley started at the SOM in 2009 she remains diligent about learning more about herself and has a strong desire to aide others. For more information on the School of Metaphysics and location visit and if you want to know more about dreams visit Nurse and massage therapist by trade.

Rev. Barbara Williams, M.Msc, B.Msc, B.S.S.W, CASAC-T, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, B.S.S.W and a Bachelors in Metaphysical Science and Counseling. She also holds a Spiritual Practitioner’s Diploma, Masters in Metaphysical Science and Counseling, M.Msc. and is an ordained inter-spiritual, interfaith minister with full officiating rites. Rev. Williams has earned credentials in addiction, alcohol and substance abuse studies and counseling while holding positions as a social worker, case manager counselor, and discharge planner in human services for more than 20 years. Rev. Williams is both a producer and host of her own radio show broadcasting twice weekly (A Path of Enlightenment Healing Arts Ministry Radio Production, DBA - see link below). Dr. Williams is an author and blogger and you can learn more about her works at one of her wonderful websites:
Ministry and Officiating Services
Reverend Barbara's Blog
Reverend Barbara's Personal Blog
Reverend Barbara Williams' Radio Show
Reverend Barbara's LinkeIn Profile
Rev. Barbara Williams provides services in the areas of premarital counseling, facilitating addiction workshops aimed at the progressive benefits of holistic counseling, officiating of weddings or civil ceremonies, christenings, baptism’s, baby naming interpretations, home blessings, transitional or home going ceremonies also known as funeral services and the reading of the Tarot. Rev. Barbara Williams currently resides in Poughkeepsie, New York and can be reached at either or (845) 849-0112.