Prosperity Path Ashram is a virtual and magical world that offers its own Reality to the members who visit and participate there. While it is an extensive, multi-leveled environment with buildings ranging from ancient temples and shrines to modern theatres, galleries, clubs, and shopping malls?it is also the home of multidimensional and myriad meetings and activities. These include (but are not limited to) meditations, healing circles, study group meetings, ecstatic dance, sacred movement spaces, campfire circles, labyrinth readers' courses, music concerts, theatre performances, and so on. One book sourced in the Ashram is the poetry anthology: Real Poets in a Virtual World, based on the weekly workshop of the Prosperity Poets at the Langston Hughes Poetry Lounge. Another is Orbit, which introduces the novice reader to E.J. Gold's Orbs, GODD Games, the Urthgame website, Prosperity Ashram, and related subjects. We expect there will be many more books and other artistic works created in this globalized, international, universal, and futuristic environment on the worldwide web.
Gailyn Porter (1946 -) is an artist, a graphic designer, a puppet maker, a costume designer and a writer. She has an M.A. Degree from SUNY Oswego in Graphic Design, an M.A. from the Waldorf Institute of Adelphi University in Childhood Education and Special Education at The College of St. Rose. Gailyn is permanently certified in New York State to teach Elementary and Special Education. She was a Waldorf Teacher, was Educational Programs Director at the Schenectady YWCA, served as copy editor for the Journal of Educational Research and for the Albany Schenectady Schoharie Board of Cooperative Education Services, was Director of Outreach and Publicity at Cooperative Federal, a community development credit union in Syracuse, NY, and was an apprentice at The Open Hand Theater, also in Syracuse, where she learned to make a wide range of puppets including shadow, stick, marionette and giant street puppets, skills she was able to take to creating puppet costumes for the Springfield Little Theatre in Springfield, Missouri.
Gerald Porter was trained as an educational and school psychologist with a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Statistics from the University at Albany, SUNY. He has been Vice President of Academic Affairs at Forest Institute, and has previously served as Dean of the School of Natural Health Arts and Sciences at Bastyr University, and the School of Education at SUNY Cortland. Before working in higher education administration, he was a faculty member for over 16 years at the University at Albany, SUNY and later, Oswego State University. He has given over 100 scholarly presentations, and his publications include the Dictionary of Counseling with Dr. Donald Biggs. Ever since childhood he has been irresistibly drawn to drawing, painting and poetry.
Jim Hodgkinson never considered himself an artist. As a chemist, a technology instructor and a technical writer he would sketch diagrams or make little explanatory drawings but for publication they would go to a graphic artist. A year or so after he retired from teaching, he became aware of an inter-active online drawing course due to start in August of 2014. Given by Dr. Christiane Wolters, it was based on artist E.J. Gold's "Draw Good Now" teachings, given as an online class while Mr. Gold conducted his in-person art classes.
By drawing a little each day using graphite, then later pen and ink wash he began his path to becoming an artist. On the way to accepting himself as an artist, two things became clear. First, drawing can increase your awareness of the world around you and second you can recapture your child-like sense of wonder and exploration - your "Beginner's Mind".
Jim has turned his attention to watercolor painting for the last 5 years and is currently studying the impressionistic styles of English landscape artists Seago and Wesson. Jim makes his home in Edmonton, Alberta Canada but likes to return to Queensland, Australia to visit and paint for three months during the cold Alberta winters. He is retired, married and has a son and daughter living in Canada and a daughter living in Sandgate, Queensland.
Kyle Fite is a Freelance Artist, Illustrator, Writer and Social Worker. He has contributed artwork and written material to esoteric publications such as Starfire Journal, Scarlet Imprint?s Diabolical and XVI: Bringing Down The House Of God, Qliphoth Journal and Sabbatica as well as doing illustrative work for books such as Sharing Community by Gary Messinger and Lisa Mills?and Obeah by Nicholaj Firsvold. ORBIT is his first full length book project and embodies extensive work with the ?Bardo Gaming? Systems developed by E.J. Gold.
Niralee Kamdar is a Visual Communications Designer and Brand Consultant based in Los Angeles, California. She has completed Design Communication Arts from the University of California- Los Angeles Extension (UCLAX) and Art Direction in Advertising from Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA), India. Niralee has worked for many brands and businesses for their creative advertising, branding and marketing campaigns and collaterals. Throughout her career she has been involved with non-profit organisations such as Piramal Foundation, Dada Bhagwan Foundation and Institute for the Development of the Harmonious Human Being, assisting them with her skills for she strongly believes in giving more than receiving. She has also hosted summer camps and conducted programs like 'Spread Happiness' for children and youth, based on important values in life that guarantee happiness and fulfillment, making it a fun with learning experience through activities like storytelling, drama, games and interactive sessions.
Nishit Gajjar is an award-winning Filmmaker, Author, Visual Artist and Music Producer who has worked for Reliance Jio Studios, major advertising firms and production houses in the United States and India. He is the author of the book Attention and simple techniques to regain it and is a contributing writer at Living Life Fearless Magazine and writes about art, psychology, films, music and creativity in general. Previously his works have been published in Trip101 and Blasting News. His experimental art films and documentaries such as Musing of the Muse (based on American Book Of the Dead), Misty Molecules, Ljósop d Time Elapses have gained critical International acclaim.
His Visual Art has been displayed at Art Share L.A. Gallery in Los Angeles, California and CICA Museum, South Korea.
Nishit Gajjar produces Electronic Ambient, Ambient Techno, New Age, Post Rock, Downtempo, Trip Hop and Chill Out music. His albums are available on all major streaming services.