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in her own words.. "...we need to be pursuing understanding and we need to be open to embracing the best in everything and in everyone. When this occurs then you find that there's outwardly a kind of revolution in consciousness and in behavior, in the way that we interact with one another. I think it's very important, and I think the understanding of the Universal Language of Mind is one of three significant gifts that the School of Metaphysics has to offer the world."

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The fruits of an illuminated life's work...

BARBARA O'GUINN CONDRON

Educator, Philosopher, Academic Administrator, Writer, Editor, Filmmaker, Composer, Artist, Mother

In 2012, everything Barbara Condron has learned and practiced in her life converged into interpreting the 100 Verses honoring Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Love and Compassion. Kuan Yin is adored throughout China in the same way Catholics worldwide revere Mother Mary. All 100 Verses and the story of how an American woman came to this work are published as
The Taraka Yoga of Kuan Yin by Gael O'Guinn and available online at www.kuanyinonline.info.


Barbara O'Guinn Condron lists among her greatest education what she has learned through teaching others.  “The degrees earned in our relationships are not the kind conferred by review boards or hung on walls, these are degrees in mastering consciousness which frees the self to become whole.”

Formal Education
Doctorate in Metaphysics, School of Metaphysics, Springfield, MO, July, 1979
Doctorate in Divinity, School of Metaphysics, Springfield, MO, May, 1979
Qui Docet Discit, SOM, 1977
Respondere, SOM, 1976
Bachelor of Journalism, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 1973

Continuing Education
Certified Psi Counselor, School of Metaphysics, August, 1978 to present
Biofeedback Specialist, Natural Therapies Certification Board, 2007 to present
Quantum Biofeedback Specialist, NTCB, 2008 to present
Biofrequency and Bioresonance Specialist, NTCB, 2008 to present

Lectures and Presentations
given by Dr. Barbara Condron

Keynotes

•What if Your Dream is a Story? The 6 Element Theory for Dream Interpretation, Intl. Assn. for the Study of Dreams (IASD) Conference, Berkeley, CA June 2012

•Dowsing through the Kundalini Experience, SW Dowsing Conference, Phoenix, Arizona October 2011

•Emergence of Dream as a Universal Oracle, SW Dowsing Conference, Flagstaff, Arizona, October 2011

•The Healing Power in Our Dreams, Ozark Research Institute Spring Conference, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 2011

•Dreaming Peace: Experiment in Group Dreaming, International Association for the Study of Dreams, annual conference Asheville, NC, 2010

•Shiva's Eye: Mental Perception in Dreams, International Association for the Study of Dreams, annual conference Asheville, NC, 2010

•Crown Jewels of Consciousness: Three Universal Principles in the World's Holy Scriptures at CPWR, Melbourne, Australia, 2009

•Multifaith Women's Views on Peace, panel member representing Christianity at Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions, Melbourne, Australia, 2009

*Subconscious View of Global Consciousness, presentation at 25th annual IASD Conference, Chicago, 2009

*Emotions in Dreams, film presentation at 25th annual IASD Conference, Chicago, 2009

•Dreaming 101, Kansas City, Missouri, 2009


POWERS of TEN teaching

•PowerTeam International, Barrington, Illinois, 2008 with Dr. Laurel Clark

•Drury University, Springfield, Missouri, 2008 with Dr. Sheila Benjamin

•Univeristy of Missouri - St. Louis, Missouri, 2008 with Paul Madar

•Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, 2008, with Ivy Norris

•Rockhurst College, Kansas City, Missouri, 2008 with Dr. Laurel Clark

•Indiana University, - Bloomington, Indiana, 2008

•University of Chicago, 2007

•University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, Ohio, 2007

•University of Iowa – Ames, Iowa 2007

•University of Missouri – Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, 2007

•University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2007

•Southwest Missouri University, Springfield, 2006

•St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 2006

•Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK, 2006

•Northwestern University, Chicago, IL  2006

•Penn Valley Community College, 2006

•Butler University, Indianapolis, IN, 2006


Guest speaker

•Missouri Writers Guild Conference, Kansas City, MO, 2001

•Parliament of the World’s Religions, Chicago, IL, 1993

•University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 1988-89

•Missouri State Teachers Association Conference, St. Louis, MO 1991

•University of Missouri, Columbia and St. Louis, 1986

•Kansas Department of Social Services Conference, Topeka, KS, 1986

•Unity Village, Missouri, 1985

•University of Missouri, Kansas City, 1984

•American Business Women’s Association, 1982

•Louisiana State University, 1981

•University of New Orleans, 1979

•Wichita, KS State University, Guest lecturer and instructor 1977


Films

2009, Director/creator, Emotion in Dreams

2008, Director, The Secret of Positive Thinking

2007 Author/Director, 10 Powers of Dreaming

2006, Director, film The Invitation:  8 Nobel Peace Laureates Meet in the Peace Dome

2005 Director, documentary film Vision Quest

2004 Teacher/Director, film The Silver Cord

2004, Author/Director, Satyagraha:  A Play Based on the Life of Mohandas K. Gandhi

2004, Director/creator, The Invitation:  A Play in Four Acts

2003, Director, documentary film Making Peace

Experience

1975 - present    Educator
A lifelong student, Dr. Barbara O'Guinn Condron began teaching adults the development of human potential in 1975.  She is currently a professor at the College of Metaphysics in Missouri.  As Governor of International Education, she is responsible for the creation, development, and implementation learning avenues that are in alignment with the ideal and purpose of the School of Metaphysics. Whether publishing and production, continuing education programs, or website presence, Dr. O'Guinn Condron is known for encouraging students, teachers, and leaders in their quests to manifest I Am consciousness through the choices they make in life.

In 2005, Barbara created the POWERS of TEN day long seminar and began offering it at colleges and universities the following year.  The POWERS of TEN is based upon the course of study the School of Metaphysics teaches.  The school is a 501(c)(3) educational institute dedicated to the evolution of quality education.  SOM offers transformative education that enables the individual to use the whole mind through the use of ten essential life skills:  Self Respect, Undivided Attention, Concentration, Memory, Listening, Imagination, Breath, Reasoning, Intuition, and Entrainment.  These are described in her book Master Living: 10 Essential Life Skills for Health, Prosperity, Success and Peace of Mind.

Barbara has served as a mentor to people of all ages.  Artists, composers, and writers have benefitted from her tutelage and support in their own creations.  Her affiliation with the School of Metaphysics has enabled her to teach children since 1992.  This has led to her work, which is chronicled in How to Raise an Indigo Child. a book published in five languages. She has also been a part of the School’s philanthropic work with talented and gifted children (1977-1982) and visionary schools (1998-1999).  Whether teaching the art of cheesemaking or the science of living meditatively, Barbara’s ability to aid others to use the intelligence and energy available to them is empowering.

1975-present    Dream Researcher
Since 1977, Dr. O'Guinn Condron has made guest appearances on radio and television shows and been interviewed by newspapers here and abroad.  From WGN in Chicago to WGNO in New Orleans, from  PBS Latenight in Detroit to BBC Radio in London, her expertise in her subjects and her ease as a public speaker have made her a media favorite especially on call-in shows.  Her affection for using media to connect people was behind the National Dream Hotline®, the annual weekend of sharing dream research sponsored by the School of Metaphysics.  She served as International Coordinator for the hotline from its inception in 1989 to 2000.  In 1997, she created www.dreamschool.org to share School of Metaphysics research and answer questions from dreamers online.

Now, Dr. O'Guinn Condron is pioneering global dream awareness through heading the Global Lucid Dreaming Experiments.  The experiments seek to collect the largest body of experiential knowledge to date concerning specifically, lucid dreaming, and to analyze the data making it widely known.   The Dreamer’s Dictionary is based upon the SOM researchers’ years of study in Mind Linguistics. Her film “Ten Powers of Dreaming” is shown during POWERS of TEN a daylong teaching on the essential life skills. Widely sought after as an authority on dreams, Barbara presented GLiDE findings on a comparative study of U.S. dreamers and worldwide dreamers during the annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) in 2009. In 2010, IASD presentations included "Dreaming Peace", detailing a group experiment in dream incubation, and another concerning Kundalini in dreams titled "Shiva's Eye: Mental Perception in Dreams". The first glimpse of her latest film on Bodhi Dreams - The Journey from Nightmares to Estacy premiered at the same conference. At the 2012 PsiberDreaming Conference, she is co-presenting a paper on "The Crystal Clear Tornado Dreamer Faces His Own Death, and Yours" with the dreamer, Mark Richardson. She brought dreams to the worldwide field of dowsing when she spoke on "Emergence of Dream as a Universal Oracle" at the SW Dowsing Conference in Flagstaff, AZ in 2011. She is currently writing INNERVISION: How Dreaming Opens Your Third Eye.

1976 - present    Academic Administrator
Dr. O'Guinn Condron currently serves on the Board of Governors for the School of Metaphysics.  As International Education Advisor, she creates new programs, designs internet campuses, and promotes global outreach through correspondence study and peace work.   In 2007, she created the Global Lucid Dreaming Experiment dedicated to researching, studying, and promoting dream awareness.  In 2000 in conjunction with developing the School’s Psi Counseling program, she pioneered an evolutionary development in the art and science of yoga.  Coined “Taraka Yoga” these sequences in thought and action provide the basis of a mental technology enabling the practitioner to explore the whole Self.  This work continues to echo in present endeavors, and the Taraka Yoga on Resolution serves as the high point of the POWERS of TEN day.

An instructor with the School of Metaphysics since 1976, Barbara served as a branch director in Wichita, KS (1976-1977).  She opened the first branch of SOM in the southern United States in New Orleans, LA (1978) and served as a field director for the school opening branches along the Gulf Coast.  In 1980, she was elected to the Board of Directors and asked to serve as its president.  Following this, she turned her attention to the development of the interfaith studies and ministries which culminated in her seminar presentation on Kundalini entitled "Spiritual Initiation – Gateways to Self Awareness" in 1993 at the Parliament of the World’s Religions. The same year her most widely-regarded book Kundalini Rising was published.  She was chairman of the SOM Board of Directors from 1991 to 1997. She was Editor-in-Chief of Thresholds Journal from 1990 to 2001 and editor of the Wholistic Health and Healing Guide during those same years. She continues to oversee as SOM Publishing (1989 to present). 

1977-present    Intuitive Researcher
As an Intuitive Reporter with the School of Metaphysics, Dr. O'Guinn Condron has worked since 1977 in partnership with conductors to research knowledge from the inner levels of consciousness.  Originally focused on wholistic health, relationships, family, and the purpose of life, her work made quantum changes when she partnered with Daniel, who she later married and together raised one son, Hezekiah.  Investigating the creative nature of mind, intuitive paths, dharma, and chakra function became the focus of their work, what Daniel calls prosearch.  Their collaboration continues to evolve intuitive science, encompassing the whole mind on both a personal and universal scale. Since 1995, this work has been shared with people from around the world during Spiritual Focus Weekends at the College of Metaphysics. 

By 2003, people on six continents had received Intuitive Reports from the School of Metaphysics, forming a network of people worldwide, the basis of the Society for Intuitive Research, which Barbara began actively promoting.  From her many years in this field of research she says, "Intuitive knowledge alters the way you understand yourself and the way you view life. It expands the perception; it opens the heart creating a resonance with like-minded individuals. Intuitive reporting illuminates this wisdom, adding to Universal Mind, which in turn creates a society of people enjoying elevated consciousness." Of the estimated 50,000 reports given, Dr. O'Guinn Condron has been directly or indirectly involved with over half of them.  Many of her published works (eg. Work of the Soul, Uncommon Knowledge, Total Recall) include the intuitive reports collected by researchers at the School of Metaphysics.

1995 – present    Efforts in the cause of PEACE
Following years of meditation and service to others, Barbara initiated the Universal Hour of Peace by calling upon leaders in government, education, and business to proclaim September 25, 1995, at noon Greenwich Mean Time, as an hour of peaceful thought and action.  This coincided with the 50th anniversary of the U.N.  In 1996, the Universal Hour of Peace moved to December 31st as a way to welcome the new year.  A twenty-five hour vigil is held each year at the Peace Dome on the College of Metaphysics campus. 

In 2003, Dr. O'Guinn Condron served as the International Coordinator for the dedication of the world’s Peace Dome.  People on every continent, including Antarctica, joined as ONE VOICE, in reading the Universal Peace Covenant, a document researched and penned by two dozen SOM teachers from all walks of life, in 1997.  The history of the Peace Dome, the covenant, and present initiatives can be found on the internet at www.peacedome.org, a website she originally designed.  She edited and directed the 22-minute documentary on the making of the Peace Dome (Making Peace) and wrote Peacemaking:  Nine Lessons for Changing Yourself, Your Relationships and Your World while preparing for the Peace Dome’s dedication. 

It was also during this time that Barbara received permission from the Nobel Foundation to quote Nobel Peace Prize laureates’ speeches in a play she created called “The INVITATION”This unique play spans 50 years in the development of peace thinking through eight Peace Prize laureates.  It offers stunning lessons in history, social activism, compassion, and hope. It is Barbara ’s hope that in time, young thespians around the world will have the opportunity to bring Mother Teresa, Albert Schweitzer, Martin Luther King, Jr., and five others to life.  In 2008, “The Invitation” traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana, as part of the Spirit Festival, and to Chicago for a Pre-Parliament of the World's Religions event. In 2009, the play traveled outside the U.S. for the first time when the cast performed in Australia at Melborne Unity. In 2011, the play premiered at the newly opened Interfaith Peace Chapel in Dallas and at Clifton Theater in Louisville, Kentucky in 2012. Production rights for “The Invitation” are available through SOM.

In 2009, Dr. O'Guinn Condron was invited to present at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne Australia. She descibed the Interfaith vision on a women's panel on "Multi-Faith View on Peace". (Her address is reprinted in the book Dreamtime) She also spoke on the three spiritual practices common to all faiths. This address was titled "The Crown Jewels of Consciousness". With the input of dozens of students, she is transforming its message into musical presentations based upon the personal relevancy in global scriptures and myths. The first jewel is reflected in The Power of Prayer around the World, a 2010 update of the 1993 musical performance offered at the Parliament of the World's Religions held in Chicago. The cast includes over two dozen people from 10 states and was presented in the Peace Dome on Palm Sunday. The enduring principles of prayer unfold before your eyes in a soul-stirring production that COM students have captured on film, audio, and a songbook/guidebook so others can bring this experience home. The second jewel, The Christ Seed illustrates the factors present when enlightenment dawns in the consciousness of any individual – the six doorways into the inner levels of consciousness. This cantata was first performed in 2010 in the Peace Dome. The third jewel is The Revelation of God in Man. This cantata builds upon the 1987 production of the Book of Revelation, first performed on the College of Metaphysics campus for a Founder's Day celebration. Barbara is currently teaching the teachers who will create the multimedia presentation with expected premiere in 2013. At that time, Barbara anticipates turning her peace efforts toward the 2020 enlaying of the Healing Wall at the Peace Dome.

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May 2012 was the first time Barbara 'Gael O'Guinn' Condron shared the Kuan Yin Blessing with a group of people. The occasion was the Living Hologram at the close of the Superconscious Meditation Spiritual Focus Weekend held at the College of Metaphysics. That story can be read in the June 2012 issue of Vibrations, the SOM Newsletter. In June, she gave her first Kuan Yin Blessing to individuals using the protocol outlined in The Taraka Yoga of Kuan Yin.


Books written by Dr. Barbara O'Guinn Condron

2012, The Taraka Yoga of Kuan Yin (writing as Gael O'Guinn)

2010, Dreamtime - Parables of Universal Law while Down Under
2005, Master Living:  10 Essential Life Skills for Health, Prosperity, Success and Peace of Mind
2004, Every Dream is About the Dreamer
2003, The Wisdom of Solomon
2002, Peacemaking:  Nine Lessons for Changing Yourself, Your Relationships and Your World
2002, How to Raise an Indigo Child
2000, Remembering Atlantis:  The History of the World, vol. 1
1999, The Bible Interpreted in Dream Symbols
1997, Spiritual Renaissance:  Elevating Your Consciousness for the Common Good
1996, Uncommon Knowledge
1996, The Work of the Soul:  Past Life Recall and Spiritual Enlightenment
1994, The Dreamer’s Dictionary
1992, Kundalini Rising
1991, Total Recall:  An Introduction to Past Life and Health Readings
1987, Strangers in My Dreams
1980 When All Else Fails series of books on success, prosperity, health
1980, Going in Circles: Our Search for a Satisfying Relationship
1977, What Will I Do Tomorrow:  Probing Depression
1976, Charisma: the Art of Communication

Dr. O'Guinn Condron contributed research and essays to the 2008 publications:
The Moon's Effect on Dreams edited by Dr. Christine Madar
Lucid Dreaming
edited by Dr. Laurel Clark and Dr. Teresa Martin
Intuitive Dreaming by Dr. Laurel Clark

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