About the Authors

John-Roger  | John Morton  | Paul Kaye  | Michael Mc Bay  | Pauli Sanderson

Meet John-Roger:

John-RogerFor over 50 years, John-Roger, DSS (Doctor of Spiritual Science), has traveled the world, guiding people to find the Spirit within themselves and teaching how to live a healthy, loving, peaceful, and rewarding life.

In 1971, John-Roger, DSS founded the nondenominational Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, through which he has shared the teachings of Soul Transcendence, which is becoming aware of oneself as a Soul and as one with God, not as a theory but as a living reality.

John-Roger, DSS has led groups of up to 150 people on Peace Awareness Trainings throughout the Middle East. His journeys have taken him to such places as the former USSR, Yugoslavia, India, China, Japan, Israel, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and throughout Africa, South America, North America, Australia, and Europe.

In the late seventies, John-Roger established Network Of Wisdoms (NOW) Productions, which has recorded over 6,000 of his seminars and which also produces his nationally shown cable TV show, That Which Is. Besides his own show, John-Roger has appeared on numerous radio and television shows and been a featured guest on “Larry King Live.”

His influence extends into the educational arena, as the founder, first president, and now chancellor of the University of Santa Monica (USM), which offers master’s degrees in Spiritual Psychology. He is the founder and chancellor of Peace Theological Seminary & College of Philosophy (PTS), which offers master and doctorate degrees in Spiritual Science; PTS headquarters is also home to Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens. He is also the founder and chancellor of Insight University, which offers a doctorate degree in Transformational Leadership, and the founder and spiritual adviser of Insight Seminars, which offers experiential, transformational seminars. In addition, he is the founder and spiritual adviser of the Institute of Individual and World Peace and of The Heartfelt Foundation.

John-Roger is a prolific writer, with over 50 books to his name and 4 bestsellers, including a #1 New York Times bestseller. His more recent books, The Rest of Your Life, Serving & Giving, and Living the Spiritual Principles of Health and Well-Being (all written with Dr. Paul Kaye), as well as Fulfilling Your Spiritual Promise and many others, are available for order online through Amazon and are in bookstores nationwide.  To keep up with his writing, he founded Mandeville Press, an independent publishing house that publishes books offering a contemporary look at ancient wisdom.

John-Roger has also produced over a dozen films with friend and actor Jsu Garcia, including three feature films. Their first feature Spiritual Warriors, released in 2007 was inspired by John-Roger’s bestselling book, Spiritual Warrior: The Art of Spiritual Living and screened in over twenty-five countries, and officially selected for various film festivals.  In 2011 John-Roger and Jsu Garcia co-produced, co-wrote and co-directed The Wayshower, starring Oscar Nominees Eric Roberts and Sally Kirkland, which also inspired the recent book by John-Roger of the same name.  And most recently Mystical Traveler – The Life & Times of Dr. John-Roger is the feature length documentary of John-Roger’s life, co-produced and co-directed by John-Roger and Jsu Garcia, released in 2014 and currently screening around the world and in film festivals.  You can find John-Roger’s films on both Amazon and iTunes.

In all that he does, John-Roger, DSS encourages people to check out for themselves the information he presents and, through their own experience, see how it works to bring them more abundance, joy, and loving in their lives. He has transformed the lives of many people by educating them in the wisdom of the Spiritual Heart.

The common thread throughout all of John-Roger’s work is loving—of self, others, and God—and encouragement for each person to discover that loving within, for that is where God also dwells.

For more information about Dr. John-Roger, contact angel@mandevillepress.org, or you may also visit www.john-roger.org.

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Meet John Morton:

John MortonWith warmth, loving, and a unique ability to see the blessings in all things, John Morton, Doctor of Spiritual Science (D.S.S.), regularly travels throughout the United States and the world to promote peace and support people in finding the good in everything regardless of any challenges. He is the current Spiritual Director and past President of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (www.msia.org).

As part of his ministry John has traveled extensively around the world in support of spiritual awareness, education, and charitable causes. Along with his colleague, John-Roger (www.john-roger.org), John has also led numerous groups of up to 150 people through Israel, Egypt, Greece and many other countries: journeys focusing on the study of peace and spiritual awakening.

John provides interviews for radio and television, conducts seminars, and facilitates workshops. He also presents free bi-monthly live internet webcasts (www.msia.org/live). Topics include Forgiveness, Loving Relationships, Finding Peace in Today’s World, Exploring Spirit in Everyday Life, The Power Within You, and The Blessings Already Are. John’s presentations are interactive and help people find ways to experience greater love and peace in the midst of global issues and the challenges of daily living.

His books, The Blessings Already Areand You are the Blessings, are both practical and inspirational guides to finding the blessings in everyday life. Syndicated columnist and author Arianna Huffington says that “The Blessings Already Areshows how living in a state of gratitude is truly living in a state of grace.” Dr. Jean Houston, Best-Selling author and researcher, says that “You Are the Blessingsis so important in a time in which the well being of all requires that treasures of Heaven must be brought to Earth.”

John co-founded and currently serves as President of the Travelers Foundation, dedicated to the study and development of spiritual awareness, peace, and service. He also serves on the Boards of Insight Seminars and the University of Santa Monica where he is also serving as Vice Chancellor.

For author interviews and speaking engagements, please contact: Angel Gibson, MSIA Public Relations, office: 323-737-4055 x1180; cell: 310-429-6456; fax: 323-737-5680; email: angel@mandevillepress.org. More author info available at www.mandevillepress.org.

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Meet Paul Kaye:

Paul Kaye

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Paul Kaye has been a dedicated student of spiritual thought and practices since his youth in England. His explorations have taken him into Yoga, Zen, and the spiritual foundations of movement and the martial arts. Paul’s interests include the philosophies of such poets and teachers as Lao Tzu, Rumi and Kabir and the esoteric teachings of Jesus Christ.

Paul has designed workshops on the practical application of spiritual principles and presented them worldwide. Paul is a unique and remarkable presence.

He brings an abundance of lightheartedness into whatever he does, and his presentations are inspiring, practical, and filled with a wonderful sense of humor and wisdom. For over 30 years he has studied with renowned educator and author John-Roger and he is president of the Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA), an ecumenical, non-denominational church.

Paul is an ordained minister and has a Doctorate in Spiritual Science.

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Meet Michael Mc Bay, M.D.:

Michael Mc BayMichael Mc Bay was born in 1955 in Atlanta. His parents were prominent academic professors in chemistry and mathematics. After receiving an academic scholarship, Michael integrated Atlanta’s last private white High School during the 60’s and experienced first-hand the discrimination characteristic of the integration years in the South. Michael Mc Bay attended Stanford University, UCLA Medical School, and entered Emergency Medicine Residency at King/Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, all the while performing original music in rock clubs at night. It was in connection with his performance activities that he became addicted to crack cocaine, which resulted in the loss of almost everything he had worked for, including his medical license.

With the help of God, John-Roger, his mother, martial arts and a few close friends, Michael overcame his drug addiction and has completely reinstated his life as well as his medical license and practice. As part of his recovery, he endeavors to assist other recovering persons and physicians. This book is a natural extension of this endeavor.

Meet Pauli Sanderson:

Dr. Pauli Sanderson is a native of California. She received her B.A. in Creative Dance from UCLA in 1963 and subsequently taught creative dance, theater and English in a California high school. Pauli studied and worked with John-Roger since the early days of his career as an educator, author, and spiritual teacher. She completed her M.S. in clinical psychology in 1987 and earned a Doctorate in Spiritual Science in 2001. Her work includes writing, teachings and counseling. She lives with her husband (and their cat) in Southern California and British Columbia.