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Albert Clayton Gaulden is a noted astro-intuitive and transpersonal psychologist who has worked in such diverse fields as advertising, academia, public relations, philanthropy and sales and marketing before founding the Sedona Intensive twenty-five years ago.� Born in Monticello, Florida and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Gaulden received a B.A. from Birmingham-Southern College and attended graduate school at the University of Alabama. Upon graduation he went to work for the American Red Cross at Charleston Air Force Base and was chosen as one of the field representatives to go to Florida to prepare medical supplies and other goods in exchange for American prisoners in the Bay of Pigs debacle. In 1963 - 65 he taught Latin at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama and freshman Latin at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Read more...

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Opportunity Not Depression; Faith Not Fear

At long last I can crow, “Age has its privileges—the longer you live the more you have had to endure—good times and bad”.

I‘m reading On Chesil Beach—set in the English countryside in the 40’sby British writer Ian McEwan in which Lionel, one of the main characters, talks about having to walk or ride a bicycle because the petrol is too dear. In 2008 we bawling American babies act as if the sky has fallen or God has turned on us with the soaring price of gas. We cower in the corner with all the flooding—did anyone ever ask why smart and pre-warned homeowners would build or buy in a flood plain? God, I wonder what the tubbies would do if they had lived in World War II when everything was rationed, especially meat (which according to Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa in Aventura, Florida, causes bloating and mid-section expansion just when you need it to deflate). Okay, so the stock market does up and down like an escalator—down 350 points today—and Federal regulators have increased their search and expose efforts because there are so many crooks in the business of investing your money. So? We are living in a greedy society—all of us to one degree or another can be included in this line-up—so what happened to ‘working for a living and investing with modest return expectations’?

What is going on in the land of ‘O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain…’ is a reflection of each of us at a deep soul level. We have grown up to be credit card junkies—in a stupor to Hollywood glam and egocentric actors and actresses whose lives on and off the silver screen have us mesmerized to the point of having to have what we see and hear and read about—paradise and splendor whether we can afford it or not.

I am not one to preach about family values since I don’t put much stock in family, but I do have a lot to say about why we are in the condition we are—in our own backyard and from the great plains, coast-to-coast, inside and outside the Beltway right up to the hallowed privileged pair living in the White House. We are getting what we deserve and the minute we start claiming our just deserts the clock will start ticking to demark our return to sanity and self-responsibility. Yes, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, you do not need to listen to self-serving pundits on television and radio to have it revealed that it is not anyone else’s fault but our own for buying into the nut-house philosophy of borrowing in order to keep up with the Rockefellers.

May I sprinkle your morning java with a little faith instead of the abject fear you have been absorbing since the sub-prime expose starting the gutter ball rolling and panic spreading like the bubonic plague of the Dark Ages? I love clichés especially one that says, ‘when the going gets tough, the tough get going.’ It is time for all of us to stop the nonsense that Armageddon is just around the corner. No, sir. What is in the here and now and near future is an opportunity to rebuild a better house, brick by brick, and stone by stone.


He is AUTHOR OF Clearing for the Millennium, �Signs and Wonders-Understanding the language of God and You're Not Who You Think You Are-A Breakthrough Guide to Discover your Authentic Self will be published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster in December of this year.

A member of the National Association of Transpersonal Psychology and the American Federation of Astrologers, Gaulden founded the Sedona Intensive, a personal growth and empowerment program, to help clients retrieve their authentic selves and tap into their inner power.

Gaulden coined the term astroanalysis-a combination of Jungian psychology and astrology-to describe how he helps free clients from compulsions, addictions, and unresolved issues, which keep them from living a life of peace and joy.

Albert saw things others didn't and heard what they couldn't from the age of two. When he was five he asked his mother why she seemed more like his dad and his dad more like the mother. As a pre-schooler he was tuned into the rich world of intuition and past lives even though he had no one to shepherd him through these recollections and recalls. At Birmingham-Southern he click connected with the unique psychological work and world of Swiss psychoanalyst, Dr. Carl Jung and his take on the shadow self. Gaulden believes that all-seeing and all-knowing is born within a child and it is the false and mundane world that erases his memory of what is really true. The integration of the divided self, putting one back together through a conscious fusion with his or her shadow is the underpinning of his work in the Sedona Intensive.

Albert studied with renowned astrology Byrd Knapp, Darrell Harris and Katharine de Jersey, as well as took Awareness Classes with Lee Jones at the Spiritualist Church in Los Angeles in the 70's, and attended the Corrado Academy of Perception in 1978 which led to his meeting actor John Travolta using the tools of manifestation learned at the Academy, and selling John El Adobe de Tajiguas, a 35-acre estate that abutted Ronald Reagan's ranch near Gaviota Beach in Southern California.

Gaulden worked in 1986 with international-best selling author of The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield in Albert's innovative and one-of-a-kind personal empowerment program, the Sedona Intensive, which he founded in 1982. Albert was hired to use his gifts as an astro-intuitive to help cast Redfield's movie of The Celestine Prophecy.

Gaulden travels the world to teach and speak and finds Egypt particularly one of the most intriguing countries in the world. In December he will be returning with a tour group of clients and friends to the Land of the Nile and Pharaohs and the Great Pyramid of Cheops, the Sphinx and other ancient digs and monuments in Upper and Lower Egypt.

His clients include sports figures, actors, royalty, Wall Street executives, men and women and young people from all walks of life who are eager to face those defects of character that keep them from being who they really are. He rigorously maintains the anonymity of his clients.

Additionally, Gaulden is a motivational speaker on such popular themes as "Mr. Right is Usually Mr. Wrong-Falling in Love With Make-Believe", "Take Your Power Back", "The Power of a Great Idea", the Death of Terror and the Rebirth of Bliss, �"Why Relationships Don't Work but How They Can" and many other provocative topics.


It has been brought to our attention that Margaret is being portrayed as a psychic on $1.99 sites. These sites are doing so without Margaret's permission. Margaret has not claimed she is a psychic. - MW