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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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Scientology Pays Up

Beware of this Splinter Group. A correspondent for the Village Voice, Tony Ortega, recently wrote about a long standing law suit that a former member of Scientology brought against this L. Ron Hubbard-founded organization and subsequently added a recent resolution article to the original set piece. I have added the website location so you may read this long and winding tale of subterfuge loaded with threats and innuendo and other nefarious elements.,Scientologys-Crushing-Defeat,487758,2.html/full

Known to be politically incorrect but hopefully as spiritually up front as possible and as honest as the day is long, I would like to see the shell fronts of groups like Scientology be exposed for what they really are—dangerous breeding grounds to entrap and milk the mind of its capacity to discern truth love and beauty from manipulation and control using the most sinister forms of ‘come into my parlor said the spider to the fly’ mantra. The no-money-back Scientology offer is that this dark and dangerous camouflage renegade cartel will remove all the negative input from the world at large and guarantee you ‘peace in the valley’ for life. From what survivors of these empty promises have to say under ‘so help me God’ oaths in the Courts of Law, Scientology is armed and dangerous; that its end game is to distort and destroy your ability to discern between good and evil and they do it by separating one out from family and friends who might spoil the chicanery and darkness from which they operate.

Opposite end of the Spectrum. I was recently at the 87th birthday celebration of my spiritual teacher, Swami Swahananda, headmaster of the Vedanta Society of Southern California and I once again returned to a place where one is never indoctrinated but has access to one’s own spiritual sanctuary within himself or herself where the God within can speak with the still small voice of intuition. One of those who flew to            California with me to hear Swami speak said that they could not understand a word he said. (Although Swami has been in    America    for years and years and years, his                    India    accent is very pronounced. I read lips; what’s the problem?) When I told this to Swami he said, “Ramapriya (my initiation Sanskrit name), it is better that she understand herself.” Once I went to him and said that someone had said something terrible to me about me—it took me 45 minutes to tell Swami the whole painful and sordid tale with all the drama of a Leo rising like I have in my astrological birth chart. Swami: “Ramapriya, once you said to me ‘I am not who I think I am.’ Perhaps you are not who he thinks you are either.” In 20 seconds Swami reintroduced me to the authentic me and I went away joyful.

Who do you Worship? Have you been snared by the likes of Scientology? With me, a traditional Christian religion that once controlled me with half-truths was my bete noir and Rubicon. I am very careful about whose tenets I embrace and whose divinity I espouse. I suggest you only bow down to an ism if it rings true for you.


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