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Elizabeth Carman is a philosopher-psychologist and pre-birth researcher, and has pursued a life-long interest in self-actualization and people’s full potential. Elizabeth received a BA in psychology from Michigan State University and an MA in interdisciplinary studies from Maharishi International University. After several years of social service work helping with low income and minority people on the poor, southside of Chicago, Elizabeth had the opportunity to study in Europe with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the guru of the Beatles. This led her on a journey around the world to study with spiritual masters who came to bring light into the planet. Elizabeth has spent more than forty years researching consciousness, including long-term meditation retreats in North America, Europe, and Asia. She has taught meditation workshops and served on university faculty.
In 2002 Elizabeth received an honorary PhD from the International Institute of Integral Studies in Montreal for her pre-birth research published in Cosmic Cradle: Souls Waiting in the Wings for Birth. Elizabeth is a native of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on Lake Superior and lives in Austin, Texas, where she enjoys chanting in the ancient languages of Sanskrit and Tamil on the harmonium with her husband, Neil.
Neil Carman has a life-long love for nature and metaphysics, receiving botany degrees from the University of Iowa and a PhD in phytochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin, and also teaching biology and the science of consciousness. Environmental interests inspired his more than thirty-year career in Texas, currently with the Sierra Club. Neil serves as a resource for citizens in industrial communities and has received awards for his service. He has spent over forty years investigating consciousness through meditation. He is a native of Iowa City, Iowa, and lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Carman, Ph.D. and Neil Carman, Ph.D. have participated in International conferences, symposiums, and presented lectures, workshops, or sermons at — International Association of Near Death Studies, International Institute of Integral Human Sciences, International Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Unity Church of Practical Christianity, First Church of Religious Science, Association of Research and Enlightenment, Ayurvedic Center for Well Being, and Mind Science Foundation on the Journey of the Soul.