Shakti Gawain, born on September 30, 1948 in Trenton, N.J., is one of the leading authors in the world consciousness and human potential movements. After spending time in Asia, she became interested in combining Eastern spiritual awareness with Western Psychology. Titles such as Creative Visualization and Creating True Prosperity teach the use of mental energy, relaxation, healing, meditation, and spiritual awareness to help readers deal with their daily lives. Gawain, an inspirational speaker, also conducts numerous workshops during which she teaches her philosophies. She has worked as a dance teacher and a therapist and continually strives to improve the quality of life for all beings. Her books have sold over 3 million copies throughout the world.
Caroline Myss was born on December 2, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois. She received a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana in 1974. During her career as a journalist, she interviewed Elisabeth Kï¿½bler-Ross, the author of the book, On Death and Dying, which inspired her to pursue a master's degree in theology from Mundelein College, which she completed in 1979. She also studied intuition and energy medicine at Greenwich University. In 1982, she started giving medical intuitive readings and has been in the field of energy medicine and human consciousness for 20 years. She specializes in assisting people in understanding the emotional, psychological, and physical reasons why their bodies have developed an illness. She has written numerous books including Anatomy of the Spirit; Why People Don't Heal and How They Can; Sacred Contracts; Entering the Castle; and Defy Gravity: Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason.