Sedona World Wisdom Days
January 17th – 20th, 2014
Soon, the beautiful red rocks of Sedona will play host to the first annual Sedona World Wisdom Days (January 17th to January 20th, 2014). This unique four-day festival is based on the four essential pillars of awareness: creativity, culture, education and wellness. With over 30 speakers, presenters and workshop facilitators, this will be the largest inspirational festival hosted in Sedona, Arizona to date. All of us here at the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona are excited about this upcoming inspiring festival, we are offering special Sedona hotel rates for all those attending, our rooms are going fast, so if you would like to stay at the Inn of Sedona please make your reservations soon and take advantage of our special Sedona World Wisdom rate here! Below you will find some of the most influential speakers participating in this event including Mackenzie Phillips and Mary D. Fisher.
2014 Sedona World Wisdom Speakers
(For a complete lineup of all the featured presenters please visit Sedona World Wisdom Days)
- Dr. Jean Houston
Dr. Jean Houston, scholar, philosopher and researcher in human capacities is one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time, and one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement. Jean has worked intensively in 40 cultures and over 100 countries helping global leaders, leading educational institutions, business organizations, and millions of people to enhance and deepen their own capacities while applying new solutions for challenging times.
- Mackenzie Phillips
Mackenzie Phillips is an actress, singer and author of her best selling book, High On Arrival. As an actress she is known for her roles in American Graffiti and her iconic role as the rebellious teenager Julie Cooper Horvath on the sitcom One Day at a Time. Mackenzie now uses her star power to help others overcome addictive behaviors and is known for her quote, “there is no moderation for addictions”.
- Mary D. Fisher
Mary D. Fisher is best known for her stunning keynote address to the 1992 Republican National Convention as “the new face of AIDS” – a speech since ranked by Oxford University as one of “the best 100 American speeches of the 20th Century.” Diagnosed with HIV in 1991 and with breast cancer in 2012, she retains a high-energy schedule with high-profile events. She’s an artist famous for work in sculpture, handmade papers and fiber art, including quilts. Featured globally in major gallery shows, private and public collections, her work has been both praised and banned. Once a television producer, the first woman “advance man” in the history of the American presidency, the recipient of three honorary doctorates and countless tributes, Mary is an outspoken advocate for vulnerable people around the world.
- Luisah Teish
Luisah Teish is a writer, a performer, an artist, and an Oshun chief in the Yoruba Lucumi tradition. She performs stories, emphasizing the powers of women and nature, and creates art with recycled materials. The author of Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals, Luisah teaches courses in eco-mythology, ritual theater, and women’s spirituality at Sophia University and the California Institute of Integral Studies.
- Sarah McLean
Sarah McLean has been teaching meditation and mind/body health programs since the early 90’s. She served as the Education Director for the Chopra Center for Well Being in San Diego and is the founding director of the Sedona Meditation Training Company. Sara McLean is passionate about teaching and sharing what she’s discovered about the modalities of mind/body health, natural access to creativity, and self-awareness. Her mission is to support those who seek fulfilling lives, better health, inner peace, and ways to manage their stress through the programs she has created for the Sedona Meditation Training Center.