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About The Show

Inspire listeners to have hope, see life in a new way, and love one another. Share dreams, wishes, hopes, and intentions. Help the audience part the veil between Heaven and Earth, and know that help and guidance are always available to us if we can still ourselves long enough to listen deeply.

Stars hold, carry, and reflect the light. We can be that light and the guiding northern star for one another--the guiding light we search for in the darkest of nights. There is still light in the world. Let's be a compassionate beacon that others look toward, and keep the path of life lit for one another.

About Sonya

Sonya-haramis-125pxSonya Haramis, M.Ed., is a storyteller of spirit, and through her award- winning inspirational books, weaves ancient wisdom into modern stories, which reveal enduring truths in fun adventures.  She has co-written two screenplays (based on her books), and is currently writing the sequel to The Circle of Olympians, as well as her first non-fiction book.

Her books include:

Gracious Gifts…Expressions of the Divine, inspirational parables endorsed by Deepak Chopra, James Redfield, Dr. John Gray, Midwest Book Review, and others.

The Circle of Olympians, a modern Greek myth and coming of age power story.

The Adventures of Lumi Nary Light a Fairy Tale of a Teeny Tiny Angel, which Sonya also illustrated, is about a tiny angel full of love who teaches young readers to find their wings and shows us that even the smallest of us can get our wings.  It also illustrates Sonya’s belief in love, magic, and miracles.

Sonya is a Nidan (second degree black belt) in Aikido, a spiritual martial art of harmony and peace.  She holds a master's degree in counseling psychology from Boston University and a bachelor's degree from Boston College.

“…Sonya Haramis will establish herself as one of the great spiritual storytellers of our time…” Liz Illgen for Retailing Insight (formerly New Age Retailer)

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Tue Oct. 27, 2014 Marc Allen - The Magical Path

mark-allenMarc Allen discuses his book "The Magical Path", which teaches us how to create the life of our dreams through various techniques, meditations, prayers and affirmations. Marc will also lead us in a guided meditation! Marc Allen is a renowned author, composer, and publisher. He co-founded New World Library (with Shakti Gawain), one of the leading independent publishers in the country, featuring the work of Eckhart Tolle, Joseph Campbell, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Deepak Chopra and others. He is the author of several books including The Magical Path, The Greatest Secret of All, The Millionaire Course, and Visionary Business. He presents teleseminars and released an audio course called Success With Ease: Creating the Life of Your Dreams. Marc is an accomplished musician and has recorded six albums of inspired music. For more information visit and


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Tue. Sep. 9, 2014, 9am PT, Noon ET: Thaao Penghlis - The Journey of My Days, My Lives

Places-Thaao-Penghlis   Thaao Penghlis

Thaao's fascinating new book is a captivating, poignant memoir and exciting adventure travel diary. He writes about the myriad places he has visited and what he has learned from his travels. Thaao talks about how he travels as a scholar and prepares for each journey by learning about the culture, history, laws, and customs of a place before he journeys there. Through riveting stories and stunning photographs, his insights offer a new view of history and a new way of experiencing it. Tune in to hear the entire interview.

Thaao Penghlis, beloved and Emmy nominated star of television, stage, and film, discusses his new book "Places: The Journey of My Days, My Lives", now available on Amazon. Thaao has been one of daytime television’s most enduring characters on Days of Our Lives for 30 years, and to the delight of fans, he has returned to General Hospital. He also starred in Mission Impossible and in films, including Altered States and The Book of Esther.

Please visit to learn more about Thaao Penghlis!

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Thu. Sep. 4, 2014: Master Mingtong Gu - Qigong Master

Mingtong-Gu-smWould you like greater health and happiness in your life, and experience a greater sense of presence and flow I your daily life?  Sonya is delighted and privileged to host Master Mingtong Gu, world renowned healer, teacher, and Qigong master. We’ll talk about Qigong, Wisdom Healing Qigong, Chi, energy blockages, how Qigong heals disease and benefits health and happiness, how it can improve our daily lives and activate miracles. We’ll also talk about the Chi Center’s upcoming online Practitioner course, which begins September 20.

Master Gu brings his joyous teachings and extensive masterful skills of translating the ancient teachings of Wisdom Healing Qigong for contemporary times. He trained at the largest Qigong hospital in China, where he helped people with major physical and emotional challenges. This hospital, in keeping with Qigong practices, did not use conventional medicine, yet documents a 95% success rate for conditions such as heart disease, stress, and other aging/illness related conditions.

Master Gu received extensive Buddhist teachings from many realized teachers of Tibetan Vajrayana. He leads retreats and workshops nationally and internationally, and is the author of several publications and teaches the Pure Qi Online series. He was honored as the Master of the Year by 13th World Congress for Qigong and TCM in 2011.

He founded the Chi Center, based at the EarthRise Retreat Center at the Institute of Noetic Sciences campus in Petaluma, California, to bring Qigong to the West for the benefit of humankind. Through masterful instruction, guided Qigong practice and direct transmission of healing chi, Master Gu empowers students to awaken and cultivate the energies of wisdom, love and creative power for greater health and happiness. His intensive Qigong retreats and workshops have empowered students to significantly improve their health and transform life with more energy, vitality and greater happiness.

Master Gu offers trainings in person and online globally for all ages and ability levels and is dedicated to bringing Qigong to the Western world for the benefit of humankind. To learn more about Master Mingtong Gu please visit

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Tue. Jun. 10, 2014, 9am PT, Noon ET: Dannion Brinkley - Living the Panoramic Life Review


What happens when we die?  Do our lives really flash before our eyes, and do we see our loved ones again?  Tune in to hear Dannion Brinkley, New York Times bestselling author who has sold more than 20 million books worldwide.  Dannion has had 3 near death experiences that have dramatically changed his life, as well as the lives of his readers, people who attend his workshops, and those who have been comforted by Dannion’s hospice care.  

He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dateline, Larry King Live, and many other television and radio programs.  Dannion has received dozens of awards for his achievements and volunteer services.  Visit to learn more about Dannion’s books, events, work, readings, and free newsletter.

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 Tue. Jun 3, 2014, 9am PT, Noon ET: Lynn Andrews, Standing at the Crossroads of Power

lynn-andrews-125Are you at a crossroads in your life? Need help?  Tune in and listen to Lynn Andrews, New York Times best-selling author of 19 books, and 21st Century Shaman and mystic life coach.  We’ll also talk about Lynn’s At the Edge of Two Worlds event and gathering, June 12-15th at the Sedona Creative Life Center, in Sedona, AZ.

Author of the internationally acclaimed Medicine Woman Series, Lynn Andrews has spent the last 25 years studying with shamanic women on three continents.  This best-selling author shares her ancient teachings of shamanic training and brings spiritual tools and compelling healing techniques from the spiritual realm to the modern everyday physical world.

Her techniques use the power of thought to take you beyond self-limitation to other realities, and is a 21st Century Shaman and mystic life coach.  Lynn’s 19 books are published in 12 languages, including two New York Times and Los Angeles Times best sellers. Learn more about Lynn at

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The Soulmate Secret with Arielle Ford, how to find true love

Arielle FordJoin Sonya as she interviews Arielle Ford, author of THE SOULMATE SECRET: Manifest the Love of Your Life with the Law of Attraction.  Have you ever wondered how to find the love of your life? Tune in to hear Arielle tell you how to take control of your romantic destiny by using the Law of Attraction.  This ancient formula reveals that our Universe is set up to deliver the people and things that are consistent with our personal belief system.  If you learn to believe that your ONE is out there and is looking for you, then true love can be yours. Finding true love is possible for anyone at any age if you’re willing to prepare yourself, on all levels, to become a magnet for love.  Arielle knows this from experience.  She used the techniques in her book to bring her soul mate into her life at age 44.  They were engaged 6 weeks later.

Arielle Ford has spent the past 25 years living and promoting consciousness through all forms of media.  She is one of the founding partners of the Spiritual Cinema Circle, a DVD club dedicated to providing movies about love and compassion, and she is the author of 7 books, including the HOT CHOCOLATE FOR THE MYSTICAL SOUL SERIES.

Prior to January 2004, Arielle ran The Ford Group, her own PR firm.  She helped launch the careers of Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.  She also handled publicity for Wayne Dyer, Debbie Ford, Gary Zukav, Marianne Williamson, Louise Hay, Don Miguel Ruiz, and eleven of her authors became #1 New York Times bestsellers.  For more information, please visit Arielle’s websites: and


Finding the Gift in Shift Conference in Sedona, Arizona

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Sonya Interviews Speakers -

John English
John English, award winning author, teacher, Shamanic healer

Join Sonya as she interviews John English, about his upcoming talk, The Gift of Relationship.

John is the award-winning author of The Shift: An Awakening, Energetic Tools for an Energetic Universe and, The Little Book on Relationship, He is also a teacher, international speaker, visionary, and shamanic healer who will share some techniques he gathered from the Medicine teachings and other ancient wisdom to shift his perception and keep his relationships running smoothly. Some of these techniques include reaching out to others with awareness, working with mirrors, and the ancient dance of the masculine and the feminine. John will talk about how though our relationships with others we can see who we are and come to know ourselves through our interactions with those around us. During this great shift in consciousness on Earth, he will discuss how our relationships are an opportunity for us to explore our potential and power as luminous beings while we are on the physical plane.


Jane Elizabeth Smith
Jane Elizabeth Smith, Finding Financial Confidence

Join Sonya as she interviews Jane Elizabeth Smith about her upcoming talk, Finding Financial Confidence in Uncertain Times.

Jane is a certified financial lanner with a thriving business, due to her connection to God, She views her clients money as the energy of what they have worked for, a by product of the service they have given in their lives and the legacy they leave for their children. Everyone is putting themselves in a fear spiral, yet she will show us that we are an “heir to the kingdom” and will tell us how we can call forth a blessing that will meet every need
and human condition. Jane feels that money is the easiest energy to work with in the spiritual realm, and will show us how we can have faith in where our source lies and create the abundance we desire.


Sarah Mclean
Sarah McLean, Free Meditations

Join Sonya as she interviews Sarah McLean, and tune in for a free mediation. Sarah has been teaching meditation and mind/body health programs since the early 90s, and served as the education director for the Chopra Center for Well Being in San Diego. Recently featured in the NY Times and becoming recognized as the face of mainstream meditation, she is the Director of the Sedona Meditation Training Company,, and inspires seekers worldwide to take time out for meditation. She was the founding education director of Deepak Chopra’s Center, directed Byron Katie’s School for the Work, and assisted Seat of the Soul author, Gary Zukav. She’s explored world spiritual traditions: She’s been a 2-year resident in a Zen Buddhist monastery, lived in an ashram in India, spent time teaching English to Tibetan Buddhist nuns in Dharmasala, explored the silk route through Pakistan by mountain bike, and trekked the golden triangle in Asia. Known for her inspirational and dynamic style of teaching, Sarah makes meditation accessible to anyone. She distills her diverse experiences and perspectives and created programs where people “can find themselves without having to leave their ‘lives’.” She loves to facilitate ‘ah-ha moments’, and help people reach their fullest potential. Sarah will be leading morning meditations at the Finding the Gift in Shift conference.


Buddha's Relic Tour in Sedona, AZ - healing, blessings, transformation

Buddhas Relic Tour

Join us as we talk to Carmen Straight about the rare Buddha's Relic Tour, which will be in Sedona, AZ Dec 12-14 at 7 Centers Yoga Arts 2115 Mountain Road. More than 1,000 sacred relics of enlightened masters, including those from the Shakyamuni (historical) Buddha and his disciples and other masters, as well as some relics from His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s personal collection.  His Holiness the Dalai Lama said “the Relic Tour is one way to bring world peace … World peace must develop from inner peace.  Peace is not the absence of violence.  Peace is the manifestation of human compassion.”  These pearl-like relics emit a blessing energy of loving kindness, tremendous healing, inspiration, and transformation.  They look like jewels, which sometimes illuminate or spontaneously multiply.  Listen to extraordinary stories about these rare holy relics and visit for more information.

Carmen Straight is a Canadian, who has mainly followed the Tibetan Buddhist Mahayana tradition since 1994. Her main teachers are His Holiness Dalai Lama who is in exile in Northern India; His Holiness Jetsun Kalka Dhampa, also in Northern India; Longtrul Rinpoche from the Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist tradition; and Lama Zopa Rinpoche who is the spiritual director of the Maitreya Project, the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition and the holder of these precious relics. She has been travelling around the world with these holy relics for over four years now.


Dom De Luise Interview

Dom DeLuise

Dom DeLuise, beloved comedian, actor, chef and author, will join Sedona Talk Radio hosts Sonya Haramis and Joanna Paxinou in a special show on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at 4:00 pm (PST), 7:00 pm (EST). Dom will be interviewed by Sonya, host of KEEPING THE PATH LIT, and Joanna who hosts AT THE MOVIES WITH JOANNA on

In a warm, delightful interview, Dom will discuss his book, EAT THIS…AGAIN IT’LL MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER!, share his love of cooking and food, his friendships with celebrities, as well as loving family memories of growing up in Brooklyn and his mother’s favorite recipes, who in trying times would say, “Eat this…you’ll feel better.”

The interview will be archived on Sedona Talk Radio, which is partnered with Blog Talk Radio that has about 3.3 million listeners per month.

Dom, a 12-year veteran of THE DEAN MARTIN SHOW and many film roles, including Mel Brooks comedies BLAZING SADDLES and SPACEBALLS and co-starring with his good friend, Burt Reynolds, in several movies, including Dom’s favorite THE END. Dom, also an author of children’s books, THE POUCH POTATO and NO PLACE LIKE HOME, is busy finishing his latest book, PIZZA ANYONE?

Click here to view a You Tube Video for the appearance on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Dom talks about this show during the interview.

Dom also hosts his own radio cooking segment every Saturday on the syndicated show ON THE HOUSE with the Carey Brothers. Visit for more information.

Get ready to laugh!


Marc Allen, Publisher of New World Library, Author, Musician

Marc Allen

Sonya interviews Marc Allen, internationally renowned author and president of New World Library, publisher of Eckhart Tolle, Shakti Gawain, Dan Millman, Deepak Chopra. Marc’s latest book, The Greatest Secret of All, explains the secret of creating the life you want, and the greater secrets of a life well lived making the world a better place.

Marc’s new 12-week mentoring program based on his bestselling Millionaire Course offering interactive group sessions, one-on-one coaching, and more.

Visit his websites at and

Leon and Phoenix of Sedona HeartWalk Center

Your Sedona HeartWalk Center

 This week on Keeping the Path Lit, Sonya will interview Leon and Phoenix of Sedona HeartWalk Center,

Listeners will be treated to a free mini Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) healing session! We will also discuss the vortex energy of Sedona, and learn about the different sacred services Sedona HeartWalk Center provides. Please join us and call in with your questions!

Leon: Co-Director and Facilitator of Fun and Informative Vortex Tours and Hikes - Leon is among the top 26 and the top 27 Master Instructors in the Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) healing modality for 2006 and 2007 respectively. IET works to release energy blocks that hinder us from living our energetic potential. This modality addresses the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of ourselves to raise our vibration to enable us to live in our Divine-Self…our joy!

Phoenix: Co-Director plus Angel Therapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist - Phoenix has worked with angels for most of her life, although she didn't realize that's who she was talking to. So it's very easy for her to teach you to talk to your angels and receive their guidance. Empowering you to be your own reader and channeler.even when you're not in Sedona.

Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Sedona Workshops in June.

Dan Millman

This week on Keeping the Path Lit, Sonya will interview Dan Millman, international speaker and best selling author of 13 books, including Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Wisdom of the Peaceful Warrior, The Laws of Spirit, Everyday Enlightenment and No Ordinary Moments. His books, translated into 29 languages, have inspired and informed millions of people around the world.  And the feature film starring Nick Nolte, Peaceful Warrior, was adapted from Way of the Peaceful Warrior -

Tune in to hear about Dan Millman's lectures and workshops at the Sedona Creative Center on Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21. Friday's presentation will be on A Peaceful Warrior's Way to Wellness where Dan will share his secrets based on universal laws and common sense that work for anyone interested in a realistic approach to achieving optimal wellness and vitality. Saturday's workshop will be on Living the Laws of Spirit-An Experience where Dan will show how anyone can apply key spiritual laws to achieve real-world outcomes in everyday life. For more information on theseworkshops, please see

Tune in to listen to Sonya's interview of Dan Millman - who is the true Peaceful Warrior, as well as an outstanding and highly acclaimed author and leader in the spiritual world...a force who has been a hero to many and who still lives the Peaceful Warrior's Way.

Sensei Danielle Smith

Sensei Danielle Smith
This week on Keeping the Path Lit, Sonya will interview Sensei Danielle Smith, Dojo Cho (Chief Instructor) at Aikido of Monterey, ( ) in Monterey, CA.

They will talk about Aikido, a martial art of non-resistance, which is often called the art of peace.  They will also discuss the journey toward inner peace, and how Aikido can help transform the world by transforming the lives of each practitioner on and off the mat, as well as the lives that practitioner touches.

This is an exceptional and rare opportunity to listen to Sensei Danielle Smith, a master teacher (not only in Aikido, but in Life), whose teachings have transformed the lives of thousands of students all over the world.

The Spring Equinox

Sonya Haramis
This week on Keeping the Path Lit, Sonya will talk about the Spring Equinox, the labyrinth as a way of experiencing the equinox as well as a way of journeying to one's center, Lent as a time of meditation and spiritual commitment, and the various holidays and celebrations that take place during this time of year. Please join her to welcome in Spring!

Archangel Raphael

Sonya Haramis

This week on Keeping the Path Lit, Sonya will talk about Archangel Raphael, angel of healing and purification.


Archangel Gabriel

Sonya Haramis

This week on Keeping the Path Lit Sonya will talk about Archangel Gabriel, and how he is seen and revered throughout the world.  She will discuss commonalities in these perceptions, his symbols, and time permitting, will read a chapter from her book Gracious Gifts...Expressions of the Divine, which features Archangel Gabriel.

New Year's Celebrations Around the World

Sonya Haramis
This week on Keeping the Path Lit, Sonya will talk about how different cultures around the world welcome in the new year, and clear out the energy of the old year. She'll talk about simple ways we can embrace some of these traditions to celebrate the new things in our lives, and ways to focus on these things in the coming year ahead. Happy New Year everyone!

The Christmas Bird

Sonya Haramis

This week on Keeping the Path Lit Sonya will read a special Christmas story, The Christmas Bird, written especially for her listeners. The Christmas Bird is a heartwarming, magical tale of rebirth, peace, hope, and healing.

Michele Reese, Honoring the Body as a Temple

Michele Reese
This week on Keeping the Path Lit Sonya will interview Michele Reese, a health consultant and nutrition educator.  They will discuss how important it is to nurture oneself with healthy eating and lifestyle habits that support well-being.  It has been said that the body is a temple, and Sonya and Michele will discuss nutritional ways in which to honor it as such.

Michele has devoted 23 years to the study of health, fitness and whole food nutrition and has a BS degree in Natural Healing & Holistic Nutrition.

Elders and How They Inform Our Lives

Sonya Haramis

This week on Keeping the Path Lit,
Sonya will talk about elders and how they inform our lives, live within us, and are needed in the world today, especially in its leadership. 

She will touch on various cultures which actively honor and seek the wisdom and guidance of its elders and what we can learn from them.

The Song of the Soul

Sonya Haramis

This week on Keeping the Path Lit, Sonya will continue to talk about The Song of the Soul and how it manifests (or doesn't) in daily life.

On today's program Sonya will continue to talk about the Song of the Soul and how it manifests in our daily lives. She will also talk about gratitude as we move into the holiday season, and how it can put us into the same space as the song of our soul.

The Song of the Soul

Sonya Haramis

This week on Keeping the Path Lit, Sonya will talk about The Song of the Soul and how it manifests (or doesn't) in daily life.

Poets, philosophers, artists, and musicians, all knew and know the importance of giving life to the song of the soul and we'll talk about ways we can bring it into our daily lives.  The Song of the Soul is the highest and holiest part of ourselves that seeks expression through our lives.  We are unique and so is the song of our soul.

Sacred Spaces

Sonya Haramis

Sonya discusses how sacred spaces and places can transform our lives and transform us if we are open to them.

Sacred places can even be in our homes – an altar, special room, etc.  Time seems to shift when we remove ourselves from our routines…sacred places can create passages and thresholds for us.  A sacred space is like a new mirror for us to see ourselves and remind us what we are a part of.”

Meditations from Around the World Keeping the Path Lit

Sonya Haramis

This week on Keeping the Path Lit, Sonya will talk about different meditations from around the world, as a way one can keep the path lit for oneself.

Meditation can be as simple as breathing mindfully for a few minutes every day, simply listening to beautiful music or sounds of nature, or it can be a more in-depth, formal practice.  Meditation is a way to part the veil between Heaven and Earth and can transform one's life.

Andrea Mikana-Pinkham

Andrea Mikana-Pinkham

This week on Keeping the Path Lit Sonya will interview Andrea Mikana-Pinkham, Director of Sacred Journeys, Body Mind Spirit Journeys, based in Sedona, AZ.

Sacred travel, and how it can be a doorway to other worlds and personal transformation will be the topic of this week's episode.

Andrea Mikana-Pinkham is the Director of the Sacred Journeys division of Body Mind Spirit Journeys, an innovator and leader in the field of  sacred travel. She brings over 14 years of experience in this field to her position. Her familiarity with all the operations of the tour programs enables her to guide each traveler to the "special" Sacred Journey that will meet his or her spiritual travel needs. She is a Featured Speaker and Tour Hostess on BMSJ's Sacred Journeys Egypt, England, Greece, Ireland, Peru, Sedona AZ, and Scotland. With her extensive background in the holistic healing and personal growth fields, Andrea supports participants to connect with the powerful transformational energies of the sacred sites, as well as their own Inner Wisdom.

Andrea an avid practitioner of the Goddess Tradition, a trained shamanic practitioner, Reiki Grand Master of the Ichi Sekai (One World) Reiki System of Natural Healing, and a spiritual counselor. She has been a conscious channel since 1987, bringing through the energy of the Kumaras. With her husband, Mark Amaru Pinkham, she teaches and facilitates classes, seminars and healing retreats in The Seven Rays of Healing School. Andrea has studied with North and South American Elders. She has led over 25 Sacred Journeys to Peru since 1994, and is a Mesa Carrier and a Practitioner of the Inca Spiritual Tradition. Andrea is a Lady Knight Templar and the North American Grand Prioress of The International Order of Gnostic Templars, a modern-day spiritual Templar Order dedicated to the revival of the Goddess Tradition and Gnostic Wisdom.

For more information about Andrea and her work, visit:

Check out Body Mind Spirit Journey's blog with Andrea and her husband author Mark Amaru Pinkham at

Keeping the Path Lit

Sonya Haramis

This week on Keeping the Path Lit Sonya will include readings from her books, some good news, an acknowledgment about the fires in Greece and provide an address if people want to make donations to support the victims of those fires.

Sonya will also sell a handful of books and donate all proceeds to the same fund.   She will wrap up with how what affects one of us affects all of us and end on a positive note.

Sonya Talks with Marie Herbert


Marie HerbertJoin Sonya Haramis this week on "Keeping the Path Lit" as she interviews Marie Herbert, author, guide in personal growth/development and in wilderness rites of passage. Marie will also talk about her husband, the late Sir Wally Herbert, a world-renowned explorer who was the first to make a surface crossing of the Artic Ocean, and who was guided by his dreams. Join Sonya and Marie as they discuss how we keep the path lit by loving life and ourselves, by listening to our inner voice and extending our boundaries.

Marie Herbert is an author, guide in personal growth and development, and in wilderness rites of passage. Marie has lived with peoples all over the world including the Polar Inuit of Northwest Greenland, the Sami, and Native American medicine people. She brings the wisdom and experience gleaned from a lifetime's travel to helping people know themselves, discover their gifts and purpose, and to choose a path in line with their greatest destiny. She shows people how their inner and outer worlds relate, and how we may approach nature to find the answers to our deepest questions.

MARIE HERBERT was born in Dublin, brought up in Sri Lanka, and educated in South India. After three years at the Central School of Speech & Drama in London, and two years teaching English & Drama, she joined the P.R. company of Prince Uri Galitzine as a researcher. It was there, in 1968, that Marie met her future husband, polar explorer, Wally Herbert (now Sir Wally), just a few weeks before he set off on his historic journey by dog sledge across the Arctic Ocean via the North Pole - and they were married on Christmas Eve 1969, shortly after his return.

So began Marie's remarkable career as a traveller and writer. In August 1971 with her husband and their ten-month old daughter, Kari, the first of two, she went to live for two years among the northernmost tribe of Inuit, the Polar Eskimos, an adventure that prompted her first book, 'The Snow People'. Thirty-five years later, Marie is still receiving fan mail from readers of this book!

This was followed by a winter living among the Sami - the Reindeer Lapps - during which she joined the nomads on their spring migration from the mountains to the coast. Several more trips to Greenland, as well as research trips to Denmark, Greece, Australia, Zimbabwe and the Himalayas gave her more book material, and inspired her passion for the exploration of Ancient Wisdom and the unfolding of human potential.

Her first novel, 'Winter Of The White Seal' which is set in the Antarctic, at the time of its discovery by the sealer, has been translated into nine languages. 'Healing Quest' chronicles her 'transformational' journey among the Native Americans in New Mexico after the death of her younger daughter Pascale, and it has been described by Bel Mooney as a book that has resonances for everyone. 'It is one of the wisest and most moving accounts of a personal bereavement I have ever read, and a book that will encourage those who feel their lives to be generally without direction'. More recently Marie has been working on The Journey of Life – a book based on the medicine wheel teachings; a second novel; and The Way of the Explorer –a tribute to her husband Sir Wally which she hopes will inspire others to explore more of their world and their natural gifts and talents.

Sonya Haramis

Daniel StiefSonya is welcomed by Daniel Stief, Creator of Sedona Talk Radio. They have a conversation about Sonya's New Talk Show, her life and her books.

Sonya Haramis is a spiritual storyteller. "I've been blessed with this gift," she says. In her new book Gracious Gifts...Expressions of the Divine, Sonya shares her gift with the world.

"I've always felt close to Spirit, but kept these writings private until this book," Sonya explains. Gracious Gifts began as personal meditations. She never intended to share these private meditations and writings until she was led to read them to a family member, who was speechless after Sonya read them to her. Then Sonya read the same chapter to a dear friend and he was speechless. "I then realized I was supposed to share what I had written, and not keep it private," says Sonya.


Press Releases

November 7, 2007

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Marina, CA— The Circle of Olympians by Sonya Haramis M.Ed. is the Award Winner in Mythology/Folklore in the National Best Books 2007 Awards.  The Circle of Olympians, a Modern Greek myth, also placed as an Award-Winning Finalist in the Visionary Fiction category., the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced the winners and finalists of THE NATIONAL “BEST BOOKS” 2007 AWARDS (BBA) on November 1, 2007.  Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of, said this year’s outstanding, national BBA competition yielded an unprecedented number of entries.  Simon & Schuster, Penguin-Putnam, HarperCollins, Random House, Houghton Mifflin Co. and hundreds of independent titles scored top honors in the fourth annual National “Best Books” Awards.  Keen adds, “BBA’s success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.”

Odyssey Magazine in its book review called “…The Circle of Olympians…an allegorical spiritual odyssey, deftly blending modern spiritualism with ancient Greek mythology…an unusual and interesting blend of myth and spirituality...Haramis advises us to make our choices in life wisely and to always remember that the magic of personal transformation is available to all, if we would only hear the voice of truth within.”  Liz Illgen for New Age Retailer, said '...Sonya Haramis will establish herself as one of the great spiritual storytellers of our time...'  

Sonya Haramis, M.Ed., is a spiritual storyteller, whose first book of inspirational parables, Gracious Gifts…Expressions of the Divine, was endorsed by Deepak Chopra, James Redfield, Dr. John Gray, and others.  Sonya hosts her own Internet radio program KEEPING THE PATH LIT on Sedona Talk Radio at or  She is a Shodan/Black Belt in Aikido and is available for interviews, book talks/signings, and sacred travel.  Please contact Sonya at 831-883-1993, (cell) 831-236-9157 or [email protected]


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