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Dr. John Gray is as nice a person as you would ever want to meet.  He’s warm, charming, and exudes a clarity that few people do.

I had the rare privilege of speaking at the same conference as he – The Love, Money and Seva Summit – in San Francisco on December 9-11, 2010. It was a thrill to be there and meet the man in person . . . the one whose books my wife and I have shared with others for so many years.  I took the chance to record some video, and will play some excerpts over the next few days, in leiu of his hoped-for appearance on Logical Soul Talk some time in 2011.

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Self-Help Made Simple!Tomorrow on Logical Soul Talk, Michael’s special guest will be Helen Georgaklis, founder and creator of The 99 Series on self-help.  Listen online or call into the hotline at (347) 843-4544 to join the conversation!

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OshoBack in the 1970’s when I was involved with Transcendental Meditation (TM), I was vaguely aware that there were “other” gurus out there teaching techniques and methods of self-discovery or enlightenment.  One of the biggest names coming out of India at that time was Bahgwan Shree Rajneesh, later referred to as Osho.

The news reports of Osho’s ranch in Oregon, with his dozen Rolls Royces and dancing disciples (Sannyasins), made a big splash – often in an unflattering way.  In later years, after marrying a former Sannyasin and reading some of Osho’s many published books, I became fascinated with the brilliance of the man, and the timeliness of his work.  He truly understand the nature of consciousness, and the ability (or inability) of mankind to grasp it.

Swami Vedant

Swami Vedant

Swami Satya Vedant (also know as Dr. Vasant Joshi) was one of Osho’s earliest disciples, and later charged with writing his biography. He is my guest on Logical Soul Talk on Tuesday, November 9th at 6 pm ET, and will share with listeners some of the insights and answers that came to him during those magical years.  Due to the extraordinary nature of this material and guest, THIS WILL BE A SPECIAL ONE-HOUR SHOW (60 minutes)!

Vedant, a native of India, actually first heard about Osho while studying in the United States.  He traveled from Chicago to India in 1975 to participate in a ten-day Osho Meditation Camp, and was immensely moved by Osho’s presence and vision.  He was immediately initiated as a disciple and given the name Swami Satya Vedant.

Vedant was subsequently appointed by Osho to be Chancellor of the Osho Multiversity. He has written four books and numerous articles, and has translated four books of Osho’s discourses given in Hindi.

Vedant currently gives lectures and holds workshops worldwide on a variety of topics including Awareness and Meditation, Stress Management and Education. He has held workshops at the United Nations, the World Bank, the Pentagon and Deepak Chopra’s Center in San Diego. In 2010 he was a key speaker at ‘India Today Conclave 2010’ and at ‘All Russia International Advaita Congress’ in Moscow. This year two of his books are published:  OSHO, The Luminous Rebel – Life Story of a Maverick Mystic; and If It Could Happen to Buddha, Why Not You?

Swami Vedant has been in the academic field for over thirty years, teaching in India and the United States. He holds two Ph.D. degrees: in Literature from M.S.University, Baroda, India, and in Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  He has taught at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Michigan, and at Cleveland State University in Ohio.

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Internet Marketing guru Stephen Pierce just came out with a video I’d like to share with you, called The Earning Curve. While his talk pertained to Internet marketing, it could apply to any business venture or endeavor.

Take the next 7 minutes to watch this great explanation on how and why “Branding from the Soul” can give you the staying power you need to get past “The Hump” and start making the big bucks.

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New Book: Choose Success!

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Barbara Hofmeister

My friend Barbara Hofmeister’s new book is “To Be or Not to Be. The Choice is Yours” and is available now – along with 47 BONUS SUCCESS gifts from  Here are some excerpts from the book (and remember, English is a second language to her):

“The little girl was standing tiptoe on the old brown sofa that served as her
bed at night. She pressed her cheek against the window pane trying to look
down the five stories to the busy street below. But as much as she craned
her head, their little attic room was too high up and the window too small to
see what was going on below. She signed and slipped down again behind
the kitchen table. She really wished her mother would be home to keep her
company and help her with her homework.

“But Mom was still at work and when she finally came home she would be

Barbara's New Book

much too tired to be any fun. “Since they had fled East Germany life had changed dramatically. Nobody had time for her anymore and she had left all her friends behind. No more roaming the countryside with her German Sheppard, no more feeding and teasing the chickens with her best friend Christine, no more climbing fences and trees with her cousins. No more beautiful pink little girls room, no more warm kitchen with Mummy cooking her favorite dinner, no more laughter with Grandma who could tell such lovely stories. There seemed to be nothing anymore…

“Not even Sunday morning tickling sessions with Dad.  Tears started running down her cheeks. She didn’t understand – WHY?  Why did they have to leave??? They had everything before – their own house, a car, even a TV and a telephone – the only one in the village. They had it ALL and loads of friends and a loving family. Why change this for nothing?

“Now they only had this small, ugly attic room which served as home to all 3
of them. Not even a bathroom, just a sink and the toilet was 2 floors down.
Her Dad said it had to do. Maybe he didn’t mind so much. He was away all
week. He worked as a truck driver and only came home Friday night or
even Saturday morning and left again on Sunday. Maybe for him it was ok
but somehow she didn’t think so because there was no laughter when he
was at home and his nerves seemed frayed. And almost every Saturday he
took Mummy to the cinema. He said it was to let his little girl sleep. Why
couldn’t he understand that she would rather not sleep then be alone –
once again.

“Sometime she thought he did not love her anymore. How else could she
explain the harassed look on his face, their continuous arguments about her
education and about money. That definitely was a problem. There never
seemed to be enough of it. She knew it was the reason why they both
worked so much but she didn’t care. She wanted her life back, she wanted
her family and friends back.

“Today the little girl is an ‘big’ girl. Her name is Barbara and in this book you
will get to know her because the little girl was me. My parents escaped from
East Germany when I was 8. My father in the trunk of a car, my mother and
I through Berlin. We arrived in the West with just a small case and the
equivalent of 400 Dollars.

“In those days there was plenty of work but no housing. All large cities, were
the work was, had been bombed out during the war. It took my parents
almost 20 years of hard labor before they had again what we left behind in
Communist Germany but my father was convinced that it had been worth it.

“Why? Because it had given him what was most precious to him – the
freedom to live his dream, the dream of becoming a successful

“When you are a little girl, you cannot understand that but when you are a big
girl like me today, you know how important the freedom to choose is. Today
I am very grateful that my father made this painful decision – also for me –
and through it gave me the opportunity to live my own dream, and part of my dream is to empower you to live yours. If you let me, I will help you transform your life into the life of your dreams – taking one step at the time.”
Get your copy of this amazing book and story of survival and success.  Order  Barbara’s “To Be or Not to Be. The Choice is Yours” and get 47 BONUS GIFTS at

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Darren Jacklin, the Mega-Manifestor

Darren Jacklin, a.k.a. the “Mega Manifestor” has an uncanny ability to increase business income, wealth and success by uncovering hidden assets, overlooked opportunities and undervalued possibilities.  He has, in fact, done such a great job in his own life and career that he has captured the attention and respect of NBC TV, Elevision TV Network, Sharing Success TV,  best-selling authors, entrepreneurs and marketing experts world-wide.

Mr. Jacklin will also be on Michael’s Logical Soul Talk on Tuesday, July 13th at 6 pm where you can call (347) 843-4544 with your burning questions and pressing “1” to raise your hand.

Darren has the ability to take what you really, really, REALLY want in your personal or professional life – and show you how you can really, really, really GET IT!  He manifested a multi-million dollar Mansion in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada and lived in it rent free for ten months.  He manifested his clothing wardrobe through Derks Formal Wear in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. He has helped people manifest dream jobs, relationships, joint venture partners, automobiles, vacations and so much more.

For almost two decades, Darren Jacklin has traveled the planet and dedicated his life to discovering the most advanced principles for producing accelerated change.

As a World Authority on Making Your Dreams Real he has trained personnel from more than 130 Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, AT&T, Black & Decker, Barclays Bank, Air Canada, as well as high school and professional athletes from more than 36 countries.

Tune into Logical Soul Talk to hear someone who is deeply committed to personally impacting more than 100 million peoples’ lives a month through his Radio & Television appearances and live Corporate Training Seminars and Idea Party Eventsâ„¢.


Love and Money Summit 2010

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Dr. Brenda Wade is offering her second Love and Money Summit on September 2-5, 2010 over the Labor Day weekend in beautiful San Francisco! Here are some excerpts from the L&M Summit in Savannah last year in this exclusive unlisted video (don’t blink – you’ll miss me at the end):

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Drs. Craig & Wade

Drs. Craig & Wade

Host Michael Craig has a very special guest on Logical Soul Talk tonight at 6 pm ET. Dr. Brenda Wade is a holistic psychologist, author of three books, and veteran of many TV shows and appearances ranging from Good Morning America to Oprah. She is also the founder and promoter of a dynamic new yearly workshop called The Love and Money Summit, and will reveal the dates and location on the show.

Dr. Wade has researched the effects of ancestral influences on behavior, work that closely ties in with Dr. Craig’s work on the Logical Soul™, and will share some of her greatest insights, as well as give some hints on how she has overcome some powerful family influences in order to and live a full and complete life.

The call-in Hotline to speak with Dr. Wade and Michael is (347) 843-4544. Don’t miss this one!

Raymond Aaron

Raymond Aaron

What is “Self Help” anyway?

Is it a way to get slimmer?  Stronger? Smarter? Or Richer?  Or is self help actually that persistent yearning we have for our Soul?

When I first learned that Raymond Aaron walked to the North Pole, I was mightily impressed.  When I listened further and heard the story of how he trudged over 350 miles across polar bear-infested snowdrifts pulling a heavy sled with supplies . . . and won the race as a 62-year-old(!) I about fell out of my chair!

“Now” I mused, “that may not be much self help for the body, what it does for the SOUL is immeasurable!”

I knew then and there I had much to learn from him.  Needless to say, I immediately signed up for his Monthly Mentor Program, STOPPED procrastinating, and started accomplishing some amazing things.  I set up my blog, finished my book, started a radio program,and started riding a UNICYCLE after quitting over 40 years ago!!

. . . and I still have much yet to accomplish!  Thanks to Raymond Aaron.

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