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"Imagination is more important than knowledge,
for it is the key to wisdom."

CAST

 

JOAN BAEZ

The most accomplished interpretive folksinger of the 1960's, Joan Baez has influenced nearly every aspect of popular music in a career still going strong after more than 35 years. Baez is possessed of a once-in-a-lifetime soprano which, since the late '50s, she has put in the service of folk and pop music. Her growth as a musician and as a human being have proceeded hand in hand despite severe stage fright. Enrolling herself in the Civil Rights cause and the peace movement, a spokesperson for non-violent resistance to and protest against immoral authority are just parts of her gifts to society.

ROGER CRAIG

Roger Craig joined the NFL's San Francisco 49ers as a second-round draft choice in 1983 out of the University of Nebraska and was a vital member of the San Francisco offense during three Super Bowl championship seasons. The 6-foot, 219-pound running back set an NFL record for a running back with 92 pass receptions in 1985, gaining 1,016 yards. He was named the National Football Conference's offensive player of the year by United Press International in 1988, when he rushed for 1,502 yards and caught 76 passes for 534 yards. Roger believes everyone in the pros has the talent and the physical size, but it is use of guided imagery techniques that gives him the edge - ultimate peak performance.

JERI

Jeri was brutally raped in her home in 1992. Her horrifying story bristles with terror; it is filled with angst, physical trauma leading to hospitalization, and a mental breakdown that institutionalized her. She says her life was like "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". Jeri is a breast cancer survivor, having completed aggressive treatment ending only weeks before she went "public: with her story in front of the California Assembly in February of 2000. Learn how guided imagery helped her move from a role as a victim to a survivor and activist. She has been instrumental in changing laws in several states relating to longer statues of limitations for rape, sexual assault and all uses of DNA.

ERIK

Having received the "death sentence" from doctors when Erik was diagnosed with bile duct cancer in 1976, he refused to give up on life. His daily routine of imagery with polar bears attacking the cancer cells in his body has become a way of life. For many years Erik visited children on cancer wards and brought teddy bears to help spread the word. This year Erik will be 70 and is still chopping his own wood in Vermont and running 3 miles a day. He is an inspiration.

WILL

At the tender age of nine, Will was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. His Mom and Dad have three younger children and were in shock when they received the results of the MRI. Without radiation and chemotherapy, doctors advised that there was no hope. But the family decided on guided imagery, acupuncture and diet instead. Now Will is sixteen and he is skiing, swimming, and continuing his classes at his high school while his family continues their tremendous support.

LAKSHMI

Lakshmi describes her childhood in two words, "Mommy Dearest". It is astounding that she has overcome physical, mental and emotional abuse, alcoholism, and the inability to imagine because of the way she was treated by her mother during her formative years. A certified Kripalu instructor, Lakshmi has been practicing Yoga since 1969. Inspired, when one of her students could no longer get on the floor because of arthritis, she invented "Chair Yoga: The Sitting Mountain Series" CD and tutorial book. Lakshmi currently works with the New York Education Department to certify physical and occupational therapists and rehabilitation aides. She has generously given of herself to inspire others and is now completely able to use her imagination.

FRED SEGAL

Learn about the man who revolutionized the jean industry and, despite a divorce and a difficult time in his life, became healthy through love, compassion and diet. He shares his touching story that spurred him to write "Love One Another" with the Dalai Lama.

RACHEL

Rachel is the epitome of happiness, a free spirit at 2 years old and absorbing the world like a sponge. During filming, from 15 months, we watched her phrases become complete sentences. She is given unconditional love by her parents and extended family and, naturally, gives what she receives. Her healthy, loving body and soul is an example of the triumphant human spirit we all aspire for.

ERICA

Since she was a teenager her mood swings were unbearable. Finally, her parents received the right diagnosis and Erica began treatment for bi-polar disorder. Because of so many medications combined with the rods from her spine from severe scoliosis, Erica was told she would not be able to have her own children. Having a baby was, indeed one of her utmost dreams and with the help of guided imagery and Dr. Miller, Erica began the long hard road to battle an illness without the drugs. We began filming when son, Yashaya was 4 weeks old. Erica and her husband Alex know that every day is like a roller coaster ride and they must face the ups and downs together. But, with love and understanding and enormous support from their parents they get through each day knowing that they now have their own baby.

BHAVA RAM (Brad Willis)

As a war correspondent for network news, Brad Willis covered many of the most momentous events of our times, from the Persian Gulf War and the struggle against Apartheid to drug wars in South American jungles and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. His career was ended due to a broken back and failed surgery. Then came a diagnosis of terminal cancer from exposure to U.S. weapons containing depleted uranium used in Iraq. Motivated by the love of his two-year old son who pleaded, “Get up, Daddy” as he was dying, Willis left western medicine and began the journey of self-healing based upon guided imagery, Yoga and Ayurveda. Now, as Bhava Ram, he has devoted his life to guiding others into accessing their inherent power to heal and transform their lives. BHAVA RAM is the founder of the Deep Yoga healing arts school and the author of books on Yoga and Ayurveda. He leads retreats and training in America and India.

MELINDA WATMAN

Melinda spent most of her life fat. Stigmatized from a young age, the internal emotional battle was endless. Twelve years ago, at the age of 45 she weighed 225 pounds at 5’1” tall and she had what she describes as “a moment of true clarity and the beginning of real hope”, which led to the decision to have weight loss surgery. Giving up the beliefs that she was weak, had no willpower and should be able to conquer this on her own was like flipping a switch to a new world. Seeing life through a new lens, she now helps those struggling with the decision to have surgery and works with organizations to educate and shape new perspectives on weight bias and discrimination.

SUSAN JOHNSON

Susan had her first migraine at thirty and had no idea what it was because she had never experienced that kind of pain before. The next twenty years there were innumerable doctors, emergency rooms, medications, horrible side effects, despair, depression, hospitalization, and total isolation. She is so thankful that through Marc Newkirk’s FLO and Lightfield Technology she now has her life back and is relatively pain-free. Through her generosity she brings this technology to others, enabling them to find the healing power that is available by just connecting to it.