Rose Diamond is a lifelong educator and global citizen with a passion for whole person learning and a profound fascination with the creative process. Her own particular piece of the puzzle is mapping the inner process of transformation, identifying the curriculum for the transition, recording and publishing some of the emerging community models for the new culture and helping to link initiatives locally and globally. Her vision is to contribute to a peaceful soulful world through seeding Soul Cells and Soul Sanctuaries: learning communities coming together to nurture higher states of consciousness and creativity. She has lived her life as a soul journey, as a creative adventure and as a model for living your passion. Writing the e-books has led her into the process of living inquiry which she finds very exciting. She is a lover of wild nature; deep community; creative dialogue; animals; spiritual cinema and leading edge books. A natural pioneer, Rose has learned to integrate insights from living on the edge with a heartfelt vocation to share her skills and wisdom and to support those who are ready to make a difference.
Woods was born in the US and studied philosophy and art in college. He was a conscientious objector during the Vietnam war, a civil rights, women's rights, and mental patients activist, and great admirer of native Americans. He earned a master's degree in social work in '69 and pursued a fifteen year career in the mental health field in psychiatric, child abuse, relationship counseling, family therapy and correctional settings and became licensed for private practice in both New York and Colorado. By the late '70's, he couldn't contain a midlife longing for fresh adventures, and migrated to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Here he taught himself home-based furniture restoration skills and had a love affair with Mother Nature, which stirred him into environmental activism, prospecting for gold and Indian artifacts, and cultivating an alternative lifestyle. Open heart surgery at age 49 opened his heart in more ways than one, and cast him onto a more spiritual path. Daily meditator, lifelong ponderer and writer, Woods would love to see the birth of a new spirit- and nature-centered society, and eventually a whole new world. His first finished book "Dazzlephrenia: a Gallery of Thought on Consciousness, Awe for Mother Nature, and Wonderment over the Dazzling Cosmos", was published as full length ebook this year. More about Rose and Woods, AWNW, and testimonials