Virginia Stephenson received a B.A. in American History from Furman University. She is a Christian minister, a Druid Priestess, a student and practitioner of Zen and Mahayana Buddhism, and has written and performed ceremony and ritual for participants to attain higher consciousness. She is a Oneness Blessing Giver. Most recently, she is traveling to conferences around the nation, teaching workshops on subjects relating to transgender rights, spiritual consciousness, and the mystical processes found in this book. Buck Rhodes received a Ph.D. in Radiological Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University. He has taught in three universities, two as a tenured full professor. He also was the founder and president of a biotechnology company. He is an ordained minister of the Living Essence Foundation. He has published several textbooks and more than a hundred scientific papers. He is also a certified hypnotherapist and a Oneness Blessing Giver.