Soul Rider director and founder Michael D. Austin, B.A. is a cross-disciplinary strategic manager with 3+ decades of firsts and positive impacts in fields which include: 3D printing, telerobotics, LAN management, museum-worthy animation fine art collections and publishing, industry conferences in insurance and academia, management & staff trainings in for-profits and nonprofits, all-positive talk broadcasting, and museum-quality Egyptian antiquities.
A 3D printing and robotics company which Michael co-founded, Hardshell Labs, is noted in the 2017 Autodesk book, The Future of Making. Hardshell’s leading edge research and activities have earned it coverage in worldwide media which so far include BBC World Update, Italy’s La Repubblica, Audubon magazine, Vice’s Motherboard, Smithsonian, CNN Digital and FastCompany.
For two years Michael’s voice was heard around the world in 108 nations on a network of 3,000,000 monthly listeners for his Blue Planet Almanac talk magazine and his News@7 Environmental Super Segments. By invitation he penned a chapter in the 2016 book, The Shamanic Powers of Rolling Thunder, and a research essay on Gaia consciousness, Dreaming Earth, for the 2012 Consciousness & Development 2.0 issue of the peer-reviewed Spanda Foundation Journal. He is a lifelong meditator of 7,000+ hours’ experience. Across four decades he has refined his very special applied uses and appreciations of nonlocal consciousness. In 2016 and 2017 two separate neurophysiologists, who are both credentialed Ph.Ds., showed in two unpublished research sessions that Michael has scientifically-validatable skills as a clairvoyant, healer and empath. For fun and joy he authors a factual, heartfelt, very accessible, often tongue-in-cheek page on facebook, Nonlocal Consciousness.
His long-standing scholarly lenses of both religious and environmental studies were first formalized in his 20s as a University of California undergraduate, where he researched and experienced ancient traditions in consciousness including those found in the ‘Vibhuti Pada’. This is the third chapter of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, which deliver aphorisms about the experience of supernormal powers to seekers in Yogic consciousness.
Plato wrote: “And therefore if the head and the body are to be well, you must begin by curing the soul; that is the first thing.” It is in that spirit by which Soul Rider modernizes the many ancient, tried & true techniques of soulcrafting. All of Michael’s professional and personal interests are underlain by his long-standing, practical researches in consciousness, Gaia theory, cultural health, and subtle but vital energetic connections.
Soul Rider advisor Stanley Krippner, Ph.D. is a grand master psychologist, researcher and teacher in consciousness. Stanley is a professor of psychology at Saybrook University, is a Fellow in five APA divisions, and past-president of two divisions. Formerly he was director of the Kent State University Child Study Center, Kent OH, and the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory, in Brooklyn NY. He is co-author of Extraordinary Dreams (SUNY, 2002), The Mythic Path, 3rd ed. (Energy Psychology Press, 2006), and Haunted by Combat: Understanding PTSD in War Veterans (Greenwood, 2007), and co-editor of Healing Tales (Puente, 2007), Healing Stories (Puente, 2007), The Psychological Impact of War on Civilians: An International Perspective (Greenwood, 2003), Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence (APA, 2014), and many other books.
Stanley has conducted workshops and seminars on dreams and/or hypnosis in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, the Netherlands, Panama, the Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Venezuela, and at the last four congresses of the Interamerican Psychological Association. He is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Indian Psychology and Revista Argentina de Psicologia Paranormal, and the advisory board for InternationalSchool for Psychotherapy, Counseling, and Group Leadership (St. Petersburg) and the Czech Unitaria (Prague). He holds faculty appointments at the Universidade Holistica Internacional (Brasilia) and the Instituto de Medicina y Tecnologia Avanzada de la Conducta (Ciudad Juarez). He has given invited addresses for the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Russian Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, and the School for Diplomatic Studies, Montevideo, Uruguay. He is a Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and has published cross-cultural studies on spiritual content in dreams.
Soul Rider advisor Julia Mossbridge, M.A. & Ph.D is Director of the Innovation Lab at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, the Lead Robot Psychologist and Executive Coach at Hanson Robotics, a Visiting Scholar in the Psychology Department at Northwestern University, the Science Director at Focus@Will Labs, and an Associated Professor in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Her focus is on teaching and learning about love and time, and she pursues this focus by speaking about love and time, leading projects, conducting research, and coaching technology executives and engineers.
She is currently engaged in four love-centered projects: 1) LOVING AIs, a project designed to bring unconditional love into artificial intelligence (especially artificial general intelligence), 2) a project in which she is examining whether hypnosis can be used to induce a state of unconditional love, 3) The Calling, her current book project about how love gets translated into life purpose, and 4) consciously bringing unconditional love into the lives of the tech workers and executives she coaches.
Dr. Mossbridge’s interest in how time is perceived by unconscious and conscious processes has led her to examine aspects of both cognitive and perceptual timing (e.g., order effects on reading comprehension, perceptual integration across senses) as well as controversial reverse-temporal effects (covered in ABC News 20/20, Wall Street Journal Ideas Market, Fox News and other mainstream media outlets). She is also the 2014 winner of the Charles Honorton Integrative Contributions award for this work. She is currently working on a book related to this work, The Premonition Code, to be released in October 2018 from Watkins Media.
Julia’s Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders is from Northwestern University, her M.A. in Neuroscience is from the University of California at San Francisco, and she received her B.A. with highest honors in neuroscience from Oberlin College. She also invented and patented Choice Compass, a physiologically based decision-making app. A peer reviewer for Brain Research, Psychological Bulletin, Perception, Cognition, PLoS One, Explore, and Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Dr. Mossbridge received funding from the National Institutes of Health in her role as post-doctoral member of the Psychology Department at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Dr. Mossbridge is also the author of Unfolding: The Perpetual Science of Your Soul’s Work (New World Library, 2002) and The Garden: An Inside Experiment. She is also the co-author, with Imants Baruss, of Transcendent Mind: Re-thinking the Science of Consciousness.