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Announcing our Spiritual Awakenings International (SAI) Board of Directors and Advisory Board members for 2022.

SAI Board of Directors:
President – Dr. Yvonne Kason, MD
Vice-President – Dr. Robert Bare, MPA, PhD,
Treasurer – Dr. Brian Sackett, PhD.

SAI Advisory Board:
Ana Cecilia González, MEd; Anne Archer Butcher, MA; Dr. Bonnie Greenwell, PhD. Francisco Valentin; Dr. Ingrid Honkala, PhD; Kirsty Salisbury; Dr. Nicole Gruel, PhD; Raymond O’Brien; and, Tamara Caulder Richardson.

In Loving Memory of Dr. Bonnie Greenwell PhD, 1941-2022.
SAI Advisory Board Member and SAI Circle of Honor Honoree

It is with great sadness that I inform you  that our beloved friend and colleague Dr. Bonnie Greenwell PhD, passed away on January 20, 2022.  Bonnie died peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones, following a brave battle with cancer. She will be deeply missed.

Dr. Bonnie Greenwell and I were colleagues and friends for over 30 years.  Our friends affectionately called us the “Kundalini Sisters”.  In 1990  we co-founded the Kundalini Research Network (KRN) in the living-room of Bonnie’s Saratoga home, together with a few likeminded colleagues. Bonnie was a strong force within KRN, and served on the KRN Board for a decade.  I was delighted when Bonnie agreed to join the SAI Advisory Board in 2020

Dr. Bonnie Greenwell is recognized internationally as an expert on Kundalini Awakening, and has helped thousands of Experiencers. In 1990 Bonnie published her first book: Energies of Transformation: A Guide to the Kundalini Process, which is considered a classic in the field. She later published 3 more books: The Kundalini GuideThe Awakening Guide and When Spirit Leaps: Navigating the Process of Spiritual Awakening.

Bonnie Greenwell’s March 20, 2021 outstanding presentation to SAI on Kundalini Awakening, her last public presentation, is posted below:

Dr. Bonnie Greenwell’s obituary:  Click Here. 

Please join me in sending loving prayers to Dr. Bonnie Greenwell and to her grieving family. If you wish to make a donation to Spiritual Awakenings International in Dr. Bonnie Greenwell’s memory, you can do so at: Donate – Spiritual Awakenings International

Welcome to our 3 new SAI Advisory Board Members: Dr. Ingrid Honkala PhD, Francisco Valentin, and Anne Archer Butcher MA.

Photo of Ingrid Honkala new SAI Advisory Board memberDr. Ingrid Honkala Ph.D. is an author, scientist, Light Worker, and international speaker in English and in Spanish, sharing the Light of loving-awareness of her soul’s purpose. Ingrid is a marine biologist and former NASA oceanographer, who has had multiple Spiritually Transformative Experiences, including two Near-Death Experiences in childhood and adulthood, and many other close encounters with death. 

Ingrid was born in Bogota, Colombia, where she grew up with her parents and three sisters. From the moment of her first NDE at the age of two, Ingrid was aware of other dimensions of life than those most of us normally experience. She was also gifted with the wise input of Beings of Light who gave her invaluable insights and assistance as she faced the challenges of growing up and finding her professional destiny as an oceanographer and now as a giver of light. In her autobiography, “A Brightly Guided Life: How a Scientist Learned to Hear her Inner Wisdom,” – available in English and in Spanish – Ingrid details her amazing journey with the Beings of Light, and how any human experience can be illumined from within when we are in alignment with inner guidance.. 

photo of Francisco Valentin new SAI Advisory Board memberFrancisco Valentin is a Death Experiencer, a Near-Death Experiencer, an Out of Body Experiencer, an Inward Traveler, and an international speaker, in English and in Spanish. Francisco is the author, publisher, and custodian of The Transcripts. The Transcripts are insights of Higher Truth that he receives, perceives, and transcribes from a group of Ascended Masters known as “The Collective Forces of Knowledge and Wisdom”.

Francisco was born in Puerto Rico, and currently lives in Florida. He first became a Death-Experiencer in 1979 in a car crash that took his life for some time. What led Francisco to public speaking was an event on July 7, 2011, when a Spirit of Light manifested through his then twenty-year-old son’s voice to remind him of an agreement that took place in 1979 in return for his life. During this event, the Spirit of Light answered all his questions, and granted Francisco access to Higher Truth.  Later, he experienced “The Dark Night of The Soul”, and in 2012 a close encounter with spiritual forces of ill intent leading him to almost commit suicide.  In 2013, he was led on an inward journey by a Spirit of Light into Oneness, to an understanding of our true nature and destiny. Today, Francisco receives, perceives, and has transcribed over five-hundred Transcripts to raise awareness of the long-forgotten Concept of Oneness. Francisco publishes these Transcripts on his website,    

Photo of Anne Archer (Butcher) new SAI Advisory Board memberAnne Archer (Butcher), MA, is an author and international speaker who has traveled the world presenting the stories of her Spiritually Transformative Experiences.  She and her husband, Alden are award-winning producers, marketing consultants and book editors, and they have helped multiple authors reach the top of the New York Times bestseller list. They focus on projects that uplift, educate and inspire.  Anne has led a very spiritually adventurous life. She was rescued by dolphins from a shark attack, survived a Near-Death Experience, and had an out-of-body journey that revealed the true nature of death and allowed her to save her sister’s life. She has had myriad spiritual experiences and the greatest of all is captured in her new book, Five Blue Rings. 

Anne is from South Carolina, attended high school in France and Germany, and has a Master’s Degree in English and Education from Indiana University. She is an Advanced Placement Scholar and earned an endorsement in journalism from Dow Jones. Anne is a member of Eckankar and wrote her first book, Inner Guidance, Our Divine Birthright, as an explanation of how she found this spiritual path and what she has learned along the way. It includes the story of Anne’s rescue by dolphins and her Near-Death Experience. Anne and Alden have three daughters and a grandson and reside near San Diego. Anne’s book site is : 

Welcome to our new SAI Affiliated Group that joined us in January 2022:

  • Zen Sangha led by Siv-Anita Oiass (Norway)  

Volunteers Wanted!  Would you like to help support Spiritual Awakenings International as a volunteer? We are currently looking for warm-hearted volunteers to help with: 1. SAI administrative tasks; 2.SAI social media; 3. moderating SAI Zoom events; and  4. producing the SAI Calendar of Events.  If you are interested to serve as an SAI volunteer, please contact me at

Mark your Calendars: Our SAI Conference 2022 will be Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 2022, Online! 17 outstanding international featured speakers are confirmed, including 4 ground-breaking SAI Circle of Honor Honorees.  More information will be coming soon.  Registration opens in March.

With love and blessings, 

Dr. Yvonne Kason MD

Spiritual Awakenings International
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