Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor Ph.D. is the author of many best-selling books on psychology and spirituality including Extraordinary Awakenings, The Leap, and Spiritual Science. His books have been published in 20 languages, and Eckhart Tolle has described his work as ‘an important
contribution to the shift in consciousness which is happening on our planet at present.’ Since 2012, he has appeared annually in Mind, Body, Spirit magazine’s list of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People. He is a senior lecturer and researcher in psychology at Leeds Beckett University. For a full list of his publications, including DisConnected: The Roots of Human Cruelty and How Connection Can Heal the World.

How Oneness Leads to Goodness: The Spiritual Source of Compassion and Altruism with Steve Taylor Ph.D.

July 29, 2023

Based on his new book, ‘DisConnected’, Steve Taylor explains how human goodness – including qualities like compassion, altruism and justice – is related to connection. Conversely, what we think of as ‘evil’ is related to a sense of separation, resulting in a lack of empathy and a desire for power.

Extraordinary Awakenings – When Trauma Leads to Spiritual Transformation


July 02, 2022

For 15 years, the transpersonal psychologist Steve Taylor has been researching cases of spontaneous spiritual awakening that occur in the midst of intense psychological turmoil. He describes the phenomenon in his new book Extraordinary Awakenings

Stephen Hatch

Stephen Hatch trained with Father Thomas Keating in the 1980s and has lived acontemplative life ever since. His life work is discovering and practicing the connection between Nature and contemplation. Stephen teaches two Christian Mysticism courses at Naropa University and is the author of “The Contemplative John Muir: Spiritual Quotations from the Great American Naturalist” (2012), and “Wilderness Mysticism: A Contemplative Christian Tradition” (2018). He was interviewed in the recent film: “The Unruly Mystic: John Muir&quot”; (2019). Stephen lives in Fort Collins and hikes, camps and backpacks whenever he can.

The Wilderness Mysticism of John Muir with Author and Educator Stephen Hatch

May 20, 2020

John Muir (1838-1914) is best known for his work in preserving the great natural areas of America.  He was an explorer, botanist, geologist, storyteller, and a founder of the Sierra Club.

Falling in Love with the World: An Introduction to Christian Mysticism with Stephen Hatch.

March 13, 2020

The presentation will focus on the lessons and insights that Stephen Hatch has gleaned through forty years of living as a “worldly monk” with a family.