SolPurpose Core Team
Founder & CEO of SolPurpose. Performing Arts Director for LEAF Community Arts & LEAF Festival. Ceremonial facilitator, writer, and visionary orator.
"Ready to elevate, collaborate, overcome and thrive in a World that is beautiful, abundant, and Alive..."
Paleontologist turned "performance philosopher," Michael Garfield's ecodelic explorations map the evolutionary landscape and our place in it. Empowering others through a transmedia life-as-art project combining adventurous acoustic-electronic music, live painting, and techgnostic evangelism for planetary civilization, Michael lives as a reminder that everything is equally art, science, and spiritual practice. Follow his work & play at MichaelGarfield.net
Event designer, art curator, writer, permaculture student, networker, community organizer, social activist, dreamer, and promoter of the inspirational. Liana Sananda is an altruist focused on connecting a growing network of passionate creatives to their unique place in the puzzle. She seeks to intelligently manifest a vibrant, healthful society based in right relationship with the earth, one another, oneself, and spirit.
SolPurpose Writer Team
Life...is stranger than you can suppose! As an Astrologer, I feel it is my duty to attempt bringing all of the unseen, strange, and ineffable information to you through words, art, and sound. If you would like to discover the true depth of these energies in your own Astrology Chart, you can contact me through my website, holestoheavens.com.
Aluna means initiate, student, alight on the moon and daydream. Verse is song and poem. And so it is that with these symbols, I choose to show up in life. At the apex of my sol mission, I am an inspiratrice in service to reawakening mastery of the sacred in "work", art and dreams. I believe when we align with our sacred, we remember our sol purpose as creators, lovers and dreamers. In addition to being a student of vulnerability, I'm currently receiving my bachelor's degree in Game Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA. Trained in digital artistry, ever expanding in my ability, I have a variety of design skills to offer up to the community.
Jake Kobrin was born in San Francisco and raised in the beautiful but culturally vacant Mill Valley, California. After high school, a series of entheogenic and meditation experiences triggered a lifelong pursuit of spiritual Truth. He currently resides in Marin County and continues to create intricate visual artwork, as well as literary works, and music. Follow his work here.
Eugene Igma is a self-described mercurial trickster, techno-shaman, and transformational engineer. He makes video mash-ups and writes subjective nonfiction, research essays, and poetry – crossing-checking his own perceptions with those of other human beings to maintain a working map of reality. Follow him on his facebook profile
I love and serve in many ways, The inner path and outer adventures. Contact me if you feel there's a way I can help you follow your bliss and climb higher.
Michael Divine paints, draws, and writes – mostly in Southern California, where he lives with his wife, three cats, one tree frog, four fishtanks, and ten bookshelves. Explore his work at TenThousandVisions.com.
Dakarai is the Media Director of Solpurpose. He helps brand businesses, taking photographs, making films, and dancing with you!
Wren LaFeet is Nomad Dance in collaboration with anyone who will dance, anywhere. He views dance as a microcosm of culture and a metaphor for relationship. He created Nomad Dance with the mission to inspire social partner dance as an integral facet of an emerging global culture, promoting community, consciousness, sustainability, well being and peace through movement.
Emmett grew from a seed in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina where he learned love and imagination from the forests and creative communities of Asheville. He has long been a seeker of knowledge and beauty, first exploring the world through the lens of a video camera, and now as an editor for SolPurpose.
Nicholas works at a community-based mental health and recovery agency where he continues to find opportunities for holistic balance, while exploring neurological techniques of meta-programming with the intention to inspire and support each person’s potential to self-heal. His vision is to co-create holistic health centers in local communities that embrace a multi-disciplinary and integrative approach to therapy and healing.
New media designer, life counsellor, healer, visionary, singer, artist and cultural creative, Lunaya Shekinah is a dynamic human weaving an artful understanding of nature and technology together into the fabric of emerging planetary cultures.
"We all can touch upon the life stream we all live in. The universal consciousness is the Essence of who we are, and the synthesis of life itself. We are all part of the luminous seas of the Infinite, we just have to remember. It is easy to see that there are many drops in the ocean, but can you accept that a single drop also contains the ocean? I am the thread between Nothingness and Eternity." ~ Renee Cruz
Krystleyez is an evolutionary artist, dream-weaver and emissary of light residing in Boulder, Colorado. Using art as a conduit for personal and planetary evolution, she has passionately dedicated her life to igniting a renaissance of consciousness through sacred expression and conscious collaboration. “My soul’s purpose is multifaceted, yet clear: To be a prism of vision and instrument of light to awaken consciousness through artistic insight.”
Annabelle Niebel Drda: holds a MA in Integral Counseling Psychology from CIIS and a MA in Religion and Languages of India from SOAS in London. Her passion for astrology began at age eleven when she discovered her mother’s astrology books, but it wasn’t until studying with Rick Tarnas at CIIS that Annabelle found a firm grounding in the subject. Combining her astrological experience with her counseling skills in transpersonal, mindfulness, and somatic therapies, Annabelle offers individual readings and partner synastry through her astrology collective. She cofounded an astrologically themed Burning Man camp in 2010 at which she offers mini readings to hundreds of participants with her campmates. Annabelle also regularly writes on a wide variety of astrological topics at her collective's blog. Taurus Taurus Aquarius / Yellow Cosmic Sun!
Brett is a creative. He follows his heart and rarely thinks before he anythings. His day is Ahau, the Christ consciousness. He prefers what lie beneath surfaces. He has woken many a strange thing of the night. Where others would turn back, Brett has vowed to go forth. Every journey begins with the first step. Brett's journey took him to a job with BusToShow.org.
Phil Osophical is a traveling Flowetry Artist, Video Blogger, and Community Organizer in Peaceburgh, PA. He shares live performance “Paradigm Shifting Flowetry” which is a a creative coalescence of spoken word flowetry, beatboxing, and singing. Phil loves traveling, connecting with new evolutionaries, green smoothies and laughing. For more videos, check out Phil-Osophical.com.
Brian Bromley is an explorer, observer, and writer. He has lived as a nomad for the past several years, and his work has varied from yoga teacher to web designer, from farm hand to retreat organizer. The common threads include constant questioning, building relationships, and connecting people with knowledge that enhances their lives. He is based in British Columbia and travels often.
Since 2004, Miz-Eyesis has made her mark on Eastern US EDM (Electronic Dance Music) circuit by starting a music and arts collective that is still going strong to this day, maintaining a consistently busy dj schedule which includes community focused events. Music is also to her a means of communicating with the Divine.
Christopher is the Founder and Creative Director of Thinking Eye Productions, a full-service independent production company dedicated to creating inspirational, educational and engaging conscious media. As a filmmaker and photographer who shares a deep and expansive love for humanity, he connects to a space where the heart, mind and spirit meet the eye.
A creator in many fields, I thrive on the passion of creation itself. The world is a playground, academy, and monastery all in the same instance. I never feel a desire to know everything, yet I do feel the drive to be always learning....
Desdemona Dallas has been uncovering underground social movements for the past decade. In college Dallas dove into the New York City warehouse rave scene, which eventually turned to a love for festival culture, and has lead her down a path of alternative and sustainable living. Interning for Greenpeace when she was 20 Dallas got her start as a community organizer. Her love for the environment has stayed strong throughout her life. Dallas recently started a vegan café in El Salvador, which helped support the growth of organic agriculture and local businesses. After taking an Eco-Village Design course in Nicaragua, at the spiritual community Inanitah, Dallas has fused her ideas of ecological sustainability into her life. One of her greatest passions is telling the stories of others; people, projects and passionate inspirations to share with others the extent of what is possible.
Co-Founder & Network Architect at NuMundo and Co-founder at Cosmic Convergence Festival
Founder of Tribal Council & EcoNaut of Project Nuevo Mundo, Clayton Gaar lives a life of service in both spirit and sustainable action. After several years directing the visionary stewardship mission of Tribal Council ~ Clayton nows takes his great work into an Earth Odyssey that bridges the permaculture lifestyle into communities and festivals through the United States, Mexico, and Central America.
Saphir Lewis is the founder of Festival Fire, a network of websites serving the transformational festival community; including her blog and Free 2015 Festival Guide at FestivalFire.com, and FestivalFireFashion.com, an online store offering festival, circus and yoga wear by your fave artisan designers.
James Moran is a yogi and astrologer with two decades of experience. He has taught yoga for students ranging from those with severe disabilities to Fortune 500 executives. James is also an artist and a writer who regularly publishes fiction, poetry, and material on yoga and astrology. He is currently based out of Oakland, CA were he partakes in numerous events having to do with astrology and other healing modalities. His website is here.
Rachel Claire’s message for the world is one of living in alignment with our passions & sharing our own original medicine with the world. She is a creative writer, educator, and Clairvoyant Healer with a private practice in Boulder, Co. You can find her at The Boulder Psychic
A lifelong student of psychology--particularly the intersection of subjective corporeal and incorporeal realities she calls the myndscape--Kathleen Love Schmieder writes, travels, teaches creativity, and makes art out of anything she can get her hands on from a cottage in the woods in rural Texas. Explore her work at myndscaping.net.
I was born and raised in Kansas City. Like most children, I started drawing around age three using crayons and markers on my bedroom walls. Furious but intrigued, my parents sent me to private lessons and I have studied the visual arts ever since. The summer after high school I home-stayed in Assam, India and began a daily practice of meditation. While studying painting and East Asian Language & Culture in Lawrence, KS, I founded a weekly sitting group before returning to India for the Dalai Lama’s spring teachings. For five years I lived and exhibited artwork in Japan on the holy island of Shikoku, teaching elementary and middle school students English and cultural relativism while enjoying some unexpected studio space. I continued to practice Zen meditation at the second largest Soto Zen monastery, Zuioji, right up the street from my shoreline apartment. I have an MFA from the University of Kansas, where I currently teach drawing classes infused with esoteric wisdom. You can explore my work at DavidTitterington.com.
For the past year and a half, Edwin John Leskin has served as the coordinator for the visionary production collective Tribal Council, traveling across the country to introduce and reinforce the integration of spirituality and holistic culture into the burgeoning music festival movement. His most recent endeavor eclipses all his prior work – the co-creation of a large-scale transformational event, Gratifly Music & Arts Festival in Lake Hartwell, South Carolina.
Paul Russell plays handcrafted, homegrown and heartfelt folk music to evoke beauty and meaning in heart and mind. Explore his work at PaulRussellMusic.com.
KT Biaz is a photojournalist based in Colorado, and an anthropologist of the underground. Hailing from the East coast, KT chose to make the Rockies her home after finishing grad school, drawn by the majestic beauty of the mountains, the burgeoning CO music scene, and the creative community she now calls family. Connect with her here.
Alison Sher is an writer, editor, and entrepreneurial journalist, whose fascination with storytelling led her to co-found Be You Be Sure, a media project to inspire the Millennial Generation. Her nickname is Bee. Having worked in diamond sales, as a line cook, a bar/bat mitzvah dancer, an alt weekly delivery driver, plus a slew of other side jobs to support her writing career, she deeply resonates with the plight of people everywhere who choose to follow the voice of their spirit and pursue their soul's calling. To read more of her work, visit BeeSher.com and Fiction That's Not. Visionaries in New York City can catch her recite two original monologues in the play Off the Muff at the end of June. Follow her work at BeYouSure.com.