Andrew Cameron Bailey and Connie Baxter Marlow are original thinkers, writers, photographers, film-makers, workshop leaders and inspirational public speakers. They met during a gathering of indigenous elders and shamans at the Omega Institute in upstate New York in October 2003. It was immediately obvious that they had destiny together, and they got right to work. This life-transforming book, and the workshop that has developed from it, follow on the heels of their ground-breaking film "IN SEARCH OF THE FUTURE: What Do The Wise Ones Know?"
Connie is a Mayflower descendent and is one of the Baxters of Maine. She grew up in a family of visionary philanthropists and politicians, graduated from UC Berkeley with an honors degree in economics in 1968, and went on to raise three children in Aspen, Colorado. Connie has a unique and inspiring world-view, distilled from more than twenty years of interaction with visionary Native American elders, in both North America and Mexico, for whom she creates forums to share their vision of the nature of the Universe.
Andrew is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction. He was born in England, but grew up in South Africa, where he studied the arts and sciences and lectured in mathematics and chemistry. He sailed to the United States in 1969, and settled in Santa Cruz, California, where he studied with a number of the leaders of the emerging consciousness movement. He later raised five children in New York, where he co-founded a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which works with the Kalahari Bushmen in southern Africa, the world's oldest living people.
In 2006, Andrew and Connie founded The INNstitute At Sedona, an 8-acre retreat center and think-tank dedicated to developing and spreading the ideas found in this book and workshop, as well as that of other visionaries working in associated fields of human potential and personal development. After the economic downturn, they closed the INNstitute, and now spend much of their lives on the road in their custom TrustMobile, traveling, writing, taking photographs, making films, spreading their optimistic vision of the future, and spending as much time as possible with their grandchildren.