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Winter's Gift: An Althea Charity Event

Lessons from 2020 for an Empowered 2021

Live Recorded Replay Available, $39

There is no doubt. The world is changing.

While we have all faced great uncertainty, stress, and even chaos and loss in 2020, most of us sense or hope that this is all a part of something much bigger: a change for the better. Have you had the time and clarity to digest the lessons of 2020? Have you felt the glimmering light we sometimes catch glimpses of, guiding us into a new way of relating, living, and loving? Is your path for 2021 clear?


Did you miss our Legends & Luminaries event on December 10, 2020? Now is your opportunity to view this wonderful, live recorded event full of messages and deep wisdom from nine extraordinary teachers. Althea Center's host, two-time bestselling author Jonathan Ellerby PhD, interviews each luminary to capture and explore their most precious lessons from 2020 and their most powerful paths and visions for 2021. Each wisdom-keeper brings decades of study, leadership, and practice to their message; each a great master in their field.


Althea Center's Winter's Gift 2020: Legends & Luminaries

Recorded Live Video: $39

This event is brought to you by the Althea Center for Engaged Spirituality in Denver, Colorado, and offers something special and important to people all over this planet. 100% of our ticket price goes to our non-profit work, sharing similar live and online events, workshops, and classes, and supporting programs like the Denver Women’s Homelessness Initiative, Sisters of Color United for Education, the Mariposa LGBTQ Program for outreach, education, and support, AA support groups, The Saint Francis Center for the Homeless, as well as many incredible events that have helped to lift up ecological, inter-racial, and social issues.

Guest Speakers

Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.:

Medical anthropologist Alberto Villoldo has studied the shamanic healing practices of the Amazon and Andes for more than 25 years. He is the founder of the Four Winds Society, which trains modern shamans in the practice of energy medicine. He directs the Center for Energy Medicine in Chile, where he investigates and practices the neuroscience of enlightenment.

Over the course of two decades with the shamans in the jungles and high mountains of the Andes, Villoldo discovered a set of sacred technologies that transform the body, heal the soul, and can change the way we live and die.


He learned that we are more than flesh and bone – we are fashioned of Spirit and light, surrounded by a Luminous Energy Field whose source is located in infinity. This Energy Field envelops every cell of our bodies, acting as a matrix that maintains our physical and spiritual health and vibrancy … it is up to us to recognize and work with this field to change the very nature of our being and heal ourselves.


Byron Katie:

In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year spiral into depression and self-loathing, Byron Katie woke up one morning in a state of joy. She realized that when she believed her stressful thoughts, she suffered, but that when she questioned them, she didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Her simple yet powerful process of self-inquiry, which she calls The Work, consists of four questions and the turnaround, which is a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe.

Katie has been bringing The Work to millions of people for more than thirty years. Her public events, weekend workshops, intensives, and nine-day School for The Work have brought freedom to people all over the world.

Her books include the bestselling Loving What Is, I Need Your Love—Is That True?, A Thousand Names for Joy, and A Mind at Home with Itself.


Gregg Braden:

Gregg Braden is a five-time New York Times best-selling author, researcher, educator, lecturer and internationally renowned as a pioneer bridging modern science, ancient wisdom, and human potential!

Gregg has presented his discoveries in over 30 countries on six continents and has been invited to speak to The United Nations,
Fortune 500 companies and the U. S. military. The United Kingdom’s Watkins Journal lists Gregg among the top 100 of “the world’s most spiritually influential living people” for the 5th consecutive year, and he is a 2019 nominee for the prestigious Templeton Award, established to honor “outstanding individuals who have devoted their talents to expanding our vision
of human purpose and ultimate reality.”


Dr. Matthew Fox:

Dr. Matthew Fox is a spiritual theologian, an Episcopal priest and an activist for gender justice and eco-justice.  He has written 37 books that have been translated into other languages over 70 times. Among them are Original Blessing, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, A Spirituality Named Compassion, The Reinvention of Work, The Hidden Spirituality of Men, Christian Mystics and The Pope’s War. He has contributed much to the rediscovery of Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart and Thomas Aquinas as pre-modern mystics and prophets. Fox holds a doctorate in the history and theology of spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris. The founder of the University of Creation Spirituality in California, he conducts dozens of workshops each year and is a visiting scholar at the Academy for the Love of Learning. 

Fox is recipient of the Abbey Courage of Conscience Peace Award (other recipients being the Dali Lama, Mother Teresa, Ernesto Cardenal and Rosa Parks), the Ghandi King Ikeda Award, the Tikkun National Ethics Award and other awards.  


Mirabai Starr:

Mirabai Starr is an award-winning author of creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. She taught Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for 20 years and now teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and inter-spiritual dialog. A certified bereavement counselor, Mirabai helps mourners harness the transformational power of loss. Her latest book is WILD MERCY: Living the Fierce & Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics. Mirabai is on the 2020 Watkins List of the “100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People of the World.” She lives with her extended family in the mountains of northern New Mexico.


Neale Donald Walsch:

Neale Donald Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways. With an early interest in religion and a deeply felt connection to spirituality, Neale spent the majority of his life thriving professionally, yet searching for spiritual meaning before experiencing his now famous conversation with God. The Conversations with God series of books that emerged from those encounters has been translated into 37 languages, touching millions and inspiring important changes in their day-to-day lives. 

Neale has written 29 books on spirituality and its practical application in everyday life. His newest book is The God Solution, publishing in December, 2020 by Phoenix Books.


Stephen Mitchell:

Stephen Mitchell was born in Brooklyn in 1943, educated at Amherst, the Sorbonne, and Yale, and de-educated through intensive Zen practice.


His many books include the bestselling Tao Te Ching, The Gospel According to Jesus, Bhagavad Gita, The Book of Job, Meetings with the Archangel, Gilgamesh, The Second Book of the Tao, and the Iliad. He is married to Byron Katie and cowrote: Loving What Is, A Thousand Names for Joy, and A Mind at Home with Itself.


Tami Simon:

Tami Simon founded Sounds True, a large multimedia publishing house with a mission to disseminate spiritual wisdom. Sounds True has published books and original recordings from some of the most well-recognized masters of mind on the planet, including Jon Kabat-Zinn, the Dalai Lama, Pema Chödrön, Ram Dass, Andrew Weil, Joseph Goldstein, Tara brach, Jack Kornfield, and Stanislav Grof. It has twice been listed as one of Inc. magazine’s fastest-growing private companies.

In addition to running Sounds True, Tami is also a renowned meditation instructor and wrote Being True: What Matters Most in Work, Life, and Love. She has spoken at Wisdom 2.0 and other renowned venues.


Host & Speaker

Jonathan Ellerby Ph.D.:

A two-time bestselling author with Hay House Publishing, Jonathan has spoken at events along with Wayne Dyer PhD, Deepak Chopra MD, Don Miguel Ruiz, Gregg Braden, Alberto Villoldo PhD, Carolyn Myss, Brian Weiss MD, Andrew Weil MD, and many other international icons. From his work with Grammy award-winning and Academy award-nominated celebrities and multinational millionaire and billionaire CEOs, to his wellness travel groups in remote villages of southern Africa,  workshops for Indigenous communities, presentations in the board rooms of corporations like Goldman Sachs and Pepsico, and innovative leadership for 5-Star health resorts like Canyon Ranch and Miraval.

Jonathan is based in Colorado and serves as the Spiritual Director of the Althea Center for Engaged Spirituality.