Post Script Show with John L. Petersen Post Script Show with John L. Petersen

Many people have asked us to video our Berkeley Springs TransitionTalks presentations and make them available online. We have begun interviewing our guest presenters in a program that we call Postscript. We try to do two segments for each guest, extracting their essential message throughout the conversation.

Post Script Show with John L. Petersen

John L. Petersen

Dennis McKenna
In this two-part episode of Postscript, hosted by John Petersen of the Arlington Institute, we talk with Dr.Dennis McKenna, a pioneer in hallucinogenic plants. He shares his insights with us. Dennis McKenna's research has focused on the interdisciplinary study of Amazonian ethnopharmacology and plant hallucinogens. His doctoral research (University of British Columbia, 1984) focused on the ethnopharmacology of ayahuasca and oo-koo-he, two tryptamine-based hallucinogens used by indigenous peoples in the Northwest Amazon. Dr. McKenna is author or co-author of 4 books and over 50 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. John Petersen is a futurist. Since the 1990's The Arlington Institute has been sponsoring provocative speakers in this series that has become Berkeley Springs Transition Talks. Learn more at

Gregg Braden
In this episode of Postscript, hosted by John Petersen of the Arlington Institute, we talk with Gregg Braden, NY Times best selling author and internationally-renowned pioneer in bridging science and spirituality. John Petersen is a futurist. Since the 1990's The Arlington Institute has been sponsoring provocative speakers in this series that has become Berkeley Springs Transition Talks. Learn more at

John L. Petersen
This two part episode of Postscript, hosted by Gary Sycalik, is unique in that Gary is interviewing John Petersen - the regular host and producer of this show. John Petersen of the Arlington Institute is a futurist. Since the 1990's The Arlington Institute has been sponsoring provocative speakers in this series that has become Berkeley Springs Transition Talks. Learn more at

Jim McCarty
Jim McCarty was born on May 10, 1947, in Kearney, Nebraska. He was graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1970 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree with majors in Business Administration and Sociology. In 1972 He was graduated from the University of Florida with a Master’s Degree in Education. In 1974 he moved to the woods of central Kentucky and formed the Rock Creek Survival School where he taught a self-therapy technique called Brain Self-Control. In December of 1980 he joined L/L Research where Don Elkins and Carla L. Rueckert were researching the field of the paranormal in general and contact with extraterrestrial intelligence in particular. Three weeks later the Ra Contact began which produced 106 sessions with the social memory complex of Ra, and five books of The Law of One series were published documenting this contact. Don Elkins passed away in 1984, and Jim and Carla married and continued the work of L/L Research until Carla passed away in 2015. With the help of Gary Bean and Austin Bridges Jim continues the work of L/L Research today.

Mary Rodwell
Mary Rodwell is a professional counsellor, hypnotherapist, researcher, metaphysician, and founder and principal of ACERN (Australian Close Encounter Resource Network). She is internationally known for her work with ET experiencers and star children. She offers regressions and support for contactees and has organised a buddy system to help those who have had close encounters. Mary has spoken at conferences in Australia, USA, UK, Scandinavia, Hawaii and New Zealand. She is a regular guest on international radio and online shows and writes article for international publications like the UFO Truth Magazine. Mary is co-founder of FREE, a non-profit organisation aimed at researching close encounters. She is the author of, Awakening – How extra-terrestrial contact can transform your life. Mary is working on her second book, The New Human, due for release this year.

Rosemary Ellen Guiley
Rosemary Ellen Guiley is a leading expert on the paranormal and supernatural. With more than 50 books – including 10 encyclopedias – and hundreds of articles in print on a wide range of paranormal, spiritual and mystical topics, she possesses an exceptional knowledge of the field. Her present work focuses on inter-dimensional entity contact experiences and communication. She pursues some of this research with Philip J. Imbrogno, investigating the Djinn, ETs, Shadow People, Men In Black, mysterious creatures, and inter-dimensional portals. Her most recent book is The Djinn Connection. Guiley is a frequent guest on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, the leading nighttime syndicated talk radio show, and she has co-authored a book with Noory, Talking to the Dead, on inter-dimensional high-tech spirit communications (Tor Books, 2011).

Charles Eisenstein
Charles Eisenstein is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. His on-line writings have generated a vast following; he speaks frequently at conferences and other events, and gives numerous interviews on radio and podcasts. Eisenstein graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy, and spent the next ten years as a Chinese-English translator. He currently lives near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with his wife and four sons.

Raymon Grace
Raymon Grace travels the world teaching and demonstrating how dowsing can be used by most anyone to change themselves and the world around them. His down home, direct approach is sought out by many thousands of searchers who are looking for bettering their lives and dealing with the extraordinary change that the world is experiencing. Raymon’s abilities are legendary, usually seemingly miraculous. In addition to addressing a broad variety of areas related to health and wellbeing, he focuses his work on child abuse and changing bodies of water so that they are wholesome and pure.

Gregg Braden
New York Times best-selling author Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science, ancient wisdom, and the real world! Following a successful career as a Senior Liaison with the U.S. Air Force Space Command, in 1991 he became The First Technical Operations Manager for Cisco Systems. Since 1986 Gregg has explored high mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to merge their timeless secrets with the best science of today. His discoveries are now shared in 34 languages through such paradigm-inspiring books as: The God Code, Deep Truth and The Divine Matrix. Gregg has received numerous honors in recognition of his work including a 2015 nomination for the prestigious Templeton Award, and was named by England’s prestigious Watkins Journal as one of the world’s 20 most spiritually influential people. His books hold five gold awards in the categories of Science and Cosmology, Religion, and Social Change. Gregg has shared his presentations and trainings with the United Nations, the U.S. military, Fortune 500 companies and is now featured in media specials airing on major networks throughout North America and Europe.

Steve McDonald
Steve McDonald is an extraordinary Australian thinker and researcher who arguably knows as much about the structure of the global planetary transition that we are experiencing as anyone on the planet. He draws coherent pictures from the deep insights of Clair W. Graves and paints clear, explanatory images of not only how humanity has evolved to this point, but what is inevitably on our horizon . . . and how this epic transition will continue to play out. He is currently writing a book about the global paradigm shift that’s taking us beyond the scientific-industrial era. Steve served with the Australian Army for 15 years, including war service as an infantry company commander in Somalia, 1993. He is also a qualified military helicopter pilot and on leaving the army he flew a rescue helicopter in the tropical Mackay-Whitsunday region of Queensland. Building upon his extensive experience in unpredictable environments, after retiring from flying Steve specialized as a change management consultant. He consequently studied the developmental psychology research of Dr. Clare W. Graves and became one of the first Australians qualified to teach Dr Graves’ theory under the banner of Spiral Dynamics Integral. A long-term struggle with posttraumatic stress has driven Steve’s deep interest in human nature and consciousness. He is a founder of Psychedelic Research in Science & Medicine, an Australian non-profit association. He is also a founder of AADII, a non-profit company created to support worldwide transformational change.

Mike Waters
Michael Waters ( is an advanced technology consultant, researcher, inventor and sustainable recovery strategist. He has previously owned businesses in, designed and built: multi-axis robotics, adaptive manufacturing systems, experimental aircraft, custom homes, portable housing systems. Michael’s automated disaster recovery and library preservation systems are used worldwide at institutions such as the Library of Congress, the National Archives and the Russian Academy of Sciences, instrumental in recovery of the worst library fire disaster of the last century. In the last twelve years Michael has researched cutting edge science and technologies that redefine current understandings in mainstream physics. He has established a large collaborative network of researchers and breakthroughs that profoundly affect fields of energy, mining, health, food, water, transportation, housing, sustainable economics and environmental recovery. The purpose of this research has been to discover causes of and solutions for the increasing number of global crises we now face. A primary focus has been energy R&D, working with a diverse group of breakthroughs that combined, uncover new understandings in physics. These discoveries also explain why current global business and environmental models are fundamentally unsustainable. Michael is currently on the board of a number of organizations involved in advanced energy, mining, agriculture and finance and directly involved in developing several paradigm shifting energy breakthroughs. Michael’s inventions span diverse fields including energy, robotics, fluidics, conservation, aviation and housing.

Alain Nu
Alain Nu has performed internationally before crowds at casinos, business conventions, exclusive private parties and educational groups. He believes that there are natural – although largely undeveloped – capabilities that all humans have that appear to be magic to most of us but really aren’t. Using scientific explanations gleaned from researchers like Rupert Sheldrake and Larry Dossey he demonstrates – in a highly entertaining way – a string of capabilities that seem impossible, leaving you knowing that some weren’t “magic” after all – but still wondering how he did it. A recent Huffington Post article (MAGIC: What if it was real?) featuring his work and unique perspectives said: In (his) view stage magic has lost its way placing emphasis on trickery and hosting a general disbelief in the arcane milieu from which they were spawned. In his performances, Alain Nu employs techniques that blur the lines between science and unexplained phenomena and often leaves the audience confounded thus stretching their belief systems. Here Alain demonstrated amazing tricks that caused metal spoons to appear to bend in his hand. Alain's book, Picture your ESP!: Reveal Your Hidden Powers With "The Nu ESP Test" conveys the essence of his premise.

Joey Korn
Joey Korn is one of the most accomplished dowsers in the world. Known internationally for an extraordinary ability to change and manipulate energy at all levels, he brings a deep, practical understanding of how to balance these energies . . . and change the way that they influence humans and their lives. Joey Korn is a modern-day mystic and a global leader in the world of dowsing, specializing in personal energy clearing and spiritual space clearing. After a powerful mystical experience transformed his life in 1974, Joey became a passionate spiritual seeker, striving to learn as much as he could about the powers of mind and the mysteries of life. He has found dowsing combined with the Blessing Process to be the most powerful spiritual tool that we each have at our disposal to heal, grow spiritually, and improve our lives. Joey integrates the ancient teachings of Kabbalah, the ancient art of dowsing, and modern-day quantum physics as he condenses many years of personal exploration into an extraordinary system of practical understanding and energy work. Joey’s primary focus is on personal energy clearing and space clearing. Joey shares his latest understandings in his lectures, workshops, retreats, and in his book, Dowsing: A Path to Enlightenment. Learn more about Joey’s work at

Robert Haig Coxon
One of the world’s masters of the music that heals and harmonizes, Robert Haig Coxon, has made it his life’s work to compose and perform the immensely soothing and rejuvenating music that . . . makes people better. As one listener said: “Some music makes me want to dance while others make me feel like crying but this .... this offers me pure rest in stillness. Thank you.” Perhaps best known for his albums that have sold more than a half-million copies, many thousands of people have also heard him in concerts in countries around the world and as the music behind Lee Carroll’s channeling of the magnetic master, Kryon. Over 13 million have listened to this YouTube video of his music. When not traveling the World, he spends time in his studio scoring for television and writing for both his next albums and his international concerts.

Penny Kelly
Penny Kelly is an author, teacher, speaker, publisher, personal and spiritual consultant, and Naturopathic physician. In 1979, while working as a tool and process engineer for Chrysler Corp, she experienced a full, spontaneous awakening of kundalini that completely changed her life. She left Chrysler and returned to school to study the brain, consciousness, perception, cognition, intelligence and intuition. This was followed by over a dozen years of work as an educational consultant specializing in the brain-compatible and accelerative teaching techniques of Dr. George Lozanov. In 1987, she moved to southwest Michigan and for 25 years has operated Lily Hill Farm and Learning Center. Today she travels, lectures, and teaches a variety of classes and workshops including Developing the Gift of Intuition, Organic Gardening, and Getting Well Again Naturally. She maintains a large consulting practice,writes books and poetry, raises chickens, beef cows, and grows organic vegetables and small fruits. For some years she has been involved in scientific research and investigations into consciousness at Pinelandia Laboratory near Ann Arbor, MI and has been the subject of some research as well. She holds a degree in Humanistic Studies from Wayne State University, and a degree in Naturopathic Medicine from Clayton College of Natural Health. Penny is the mother of four children and has written six books.

Berkeley Springs Transition Talks is about global transition and the many different aspects that are coming together to redefine our world. Our underlying presumption is that humanity is experiencing an unprecedented shift in the evolution of the species that is exposing new personal and social capabilities and possibilities. It is our hope that this speaker series helps to illuminate the path going forward and opens minds to the new world that is emerging.

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