HEDIN DAUBENSPECK earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration (B.B.A.) from the University of Oklahoma. His public accounting practice serves entrepreneurial businesses and individuals. He also completed a number of graduate courses in consciousness studies at the University of Philosophical Research before the master’s degree program was discontinued. A mystic, Hedin has studied the esoteric mysteries of the Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, Hebrews, Hindus, Buddhists, Daoists, Christians, and Native Americans to acquire wisdom. In this time of great need, he is motivated to share his knowledge with others. He also contributes to world consciousness as cofounder and executive director of the Forest Essence Foundation (forestessence.org).