The I AM Tunes is a team effort:
Dr Joshua David Stone was one of the most influential Spiritual teachers, leaders and forerunners of our time. He had a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and was a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in California, USA. He made his mark in the Consciousness Community as a prolific writer, authoring the 15-volume Easy to Read Encyclopedia of the Spiritual Path, published in several languages, as well as eight major Ascended Master Training Courses and several comprehensive Training Programs ranging from channeling, the psychology of astrology, the Book of Life of God, to his legendary 2,000 page Counseling Manual, and much, much more.
He also brought Wesak to the West, hosting ten Wesak Celebrations in Mount Shasta, California, for thousands of people around the world, and he introduced inspired ideas such as striving for “integrated full spectrum prism consciousness” to become a perfect living reflection of our Creator and transcending the negative ego mind as a requirement to realize God.
He was a pioneer in the field of Spiritual psychology and authored the concept of integrated ascension as well as the noble ideal of striving to become an Integrated Ascended Master, both terms which he coined to stress the importance of mastering and integrating the Spiritual, psychological and physical/Earthly aspects of self to follow an integrated and balanced approach to Self and God Realization.
To facilitate this purpose, in November 2004, he founded and officially launched the I AM University, an acronym that stands for “Integrated Ascended Masters University.”
Today, the I AM University is the one and only Integrated Ascended Master Training Facility in this world. It stands firmly on the foundation of a comprehensive and ever-expanding curriculum which Dr Stone dedicated his life creating.
Dr Stone is one of the most widely read authors in the New Age Movement and known as the world’s most trusted source for integrated Spiritual development. He passed on to the Spirit world in 2005.
Gloria Excelsias is the President of the I AM University, an educational institution with focus on Spiritual and psychological development that was founded by the late Dr Joshua David Stone in 2004 and handed over to her care and leadership in 2005, at Dr Stone’s passing.
As Dr Stone’s personal assistant, close friend and protégé, she received ongoing personal training in applied transpersonal psychology and integrated ascension which would prepare her consciousness for her later service work as the University’s President.
Having moved the I AM University from California to Salzburg, Austria, her native country, she is now passionately dedicated to running and evolving the I AM University as an inspired writer, placing thematic priority on Spiritual psychology, the re-integration and updating of ancient occult teachings and the overall unfoldment of human consciousness. Some of her projects include the Planetary World Service web presence, the I AM YOU Foundation and the I AM Tunes.
Andreas von Straden began his career playing in a rock band with national success. Afterwards he applied himself to study classical music and gained a degree in voice and piano. Following this phase of his life, he worked for two years at Vienna State Opera and State Opera of Graz, at which time he also began his first sound recordings.
After exploring various styles of music (such as funk, rock and pop), he decided to extend his knowledge further and studied at SAE, the Vienna-based School of Audio Engineering Institute. Today, SAE is the world’s greatest educational institution in the departments of audio, film and multimedia. After his time at SAE, Andreas’ professional career brought him to Berlin where he applied himself to a three-year-study in jazz at the University of Berlin.
He has been producing his own music professionally for ten years. In 2005, he started his own recording studio in Berlin, where along with his many other projects he is now also employed by the I AM University.
All music used on the I AM Tunes has been created by Andreas specifically for the I AM University.
Please visit Andreas' website at: http://www.spiritualrevolutionsounds.com/
Diane Addison is a Spiritual teacher, counsellor, intuitive healer and channel who has been involved with the I AM University since 2002. Her Spiritual path has evolved a great deal since she first began studying the teachings of Dr Joshua David Stone and actively participating in the work and expansion of the I AM University.
Part of her Spiritual mission today is as the I AM University administration and communications manager as well as offering her own Spiritual sessions and meditations to assist others on their personal Spiritual journeys.