ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Kooch N. Daniels: In Kooch’s view, the spark of awareness that leads us to conscious evolution and transforms problems into opportunities is always burning within us. A professional intuitive, author, and workshop leader, she strives to help people find their path to greater success, clarity, and peace of mind. Besides obtaining her M.A. degree in psychology with an emphasis on Jungian and transpersonal modalities, her interests have led her to a career as a professional reader in the San Francisco Bay Area where she has given readings to many thousands of people, from the rich and famous to the regular folks.
Her website is at cybermystic.com

Victor Daniels is Emeritus Professor at Sonoma State University where he taught for several decades and served as Psychology Department Chair. He is an innovator in creating new learning and workshop methods and group process approaches for students, psychotherapists and counselors, as well as offering workshops to people from various walks of life. He has been the program chair for international gestalt therapy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. (He is fluent in Spanish and gets by in German and French.) His background is in existential and humanistic psychology, gestalt therapy, psychoanalytic, behavioral and cognitive psychology, and yogic and Buddhist meditative traditions. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology from UCLA.
His websites are at consciousnessandculture.com and his Home Page at Sonoma State University 

Pieter Weltevrede: After getting a degree in social sciences in the Netherlands, Pieter’s meeting with Sri Harish Johari, an honored teacher for all three authors, led to a major career change. Johari, a master artist as well as jnana yogi, made Pieter his primary art student and taught him a unique wash technique that he had developed. Thereafter Pieter spent part of every year studying in India,  learning and honing his art. He developed new and innovative approaches that even Harish had never attempted.  Now he travels and presents workshops in Europe and the U.S. each year when he is not busy painting in the Netherlands or India. He did all the illustrations for Awakening the Chakras and contributed to the writing. His art can also be viewed Pieter Weltevrede Paintings at the Sanatan Society Art Galleries  (physically located in Belgium).  Only part of Pieter Weltevrede’s wealth of remarkable paintings in the Indian classical tradition is posted on the Sanatan Society website. On his annual trips to Europe and America he shows a portfolio of his latest work and offers a selection of his recent paintings for sale.

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  • Victor and Kooch have both travelled several times to India and other Asian countries in search of eternal wisdom and soul transformation. They enjoy presenting at workshops and conferences in locations around the world whenever the right opportunity knocks on their caravan door.
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    They are coauthors of four books: Awakening the Chakras – The Seven Energy Centers in Daily Life (coauthored with Dutch artist Pieter Weltevrede); Matrix Meditations: A Program for Developing the Mind-Heart Connection; Tarot at a Crossroads: The Unexpected Meeting of Tarot and psychology; and Tarot d’Amour: Find Love, Sex, and Romance in the Cards. Kooch has also published Sacred Wisdom of the Planets; The Art and Magic of Palmistry; and a novel titled Theater of Karma. Victor has published three editions of Being & Caring: A Psychology for Living, coauthored with Laurence J. Horowitz; The Radical Wrong: Lies Our Founding Fathers Never Told Us; and professional articles and book chapters on gestalt therapy and on psychoanalyst Erich Fromm. (Learn more about their other books at cybermystic, or see Matrix Meditations in depth at matrixmeditations.com. We’re just starting work on a site for Tarot at a Crossroads: The Unexpected Meeting of Tarot and Psychology.