Paraview.com is the culmination of thirty years of searching
to bring the best balanced information possible to those of
us Paul Ray has defined as "the cultural creatives."
We are those baby boomers who are looking for a deeper, more
profound meaning in life, who desire to make a difference in
the world whether in environmental problems, spiritual
growth or alternative health who are there, quietly, as
I've spent my whole life on the search for understanding,
for spiritual growth. Curiosity has been the defining adverb
of my life. As a young suburban housewife in the south, I
defined myself by the Bible. As a single mother with two
adored young children, and with no education and no money, I
defined myself by the challenges of making a new life. My
challenges became adventures. I crashed in a small plane in
the Grand Canyon. I was lost sailing in the Bermuda Triangle
and lectured for the Edgar Cayce Association. Those were the
In the 80s I worked for a PBS station and discovered the
powerful world of mass communication. My dream was to
produce programs that inspired, educated and inflamed. I
produced a series exploring dreams for the Discovery Channel
that aired in every country on the planet. Then came the
90s. I became a literary agent focusing solely on spiritual,
consciousness, and paranormal subjects the world I knew. I
was a pioneer in a new field, "new age" books. I
sold books on dreams. My careers meshed. Television and
books became the avenues for changing consciousness.
In my life I've made every mistake, gone down every wrong
road--and therein lies my liberation. I learned that I
wouldn't die. I learned to trust the little voice within me,
and to listen to wiser folk. And I had many wise teachers,
Dr. George Ritchie, Al Miner, Elder Stokes, and my Mom and
Dad. It has been a life rich with experiences, meaning and
love. My journey continues here with Paraview. My mission:
to create a home, a hearth, a communications center that
brings all of us "cultural creatives" together.
The plane caught on fire and we crashed in the Grand Canyon.
I was 28 years old and the priorities of my life immediately
crystallized. Nothing like a near-near-death experience to
discover what's meaningful in life.