Allan Badiner served as the editor in the first edition of Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics (Chronicle Books, 2002), as well as two other books of collected essays, Dharma Gaia: A Harvest in Buddhism and Ecology (Parallax Press, 1991) and Mindfulness in the Marketplace: Compassionate Responses to Consumerism (Parallax, 2002). Allan is a contributing editor of Tricycle, and serves on the board of directors of Rainforest Action Network, Threshold Foundation and Project CBD. He has been a student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh for more than 25 years.
Alex Grey is a renowned American artist specializing in spiritual and psychedelic (visionary) art. His work spans a variety of forms including performance art, sculpture and painting. He is a member of the Integral Institute, on the board of advisors for the Center of Cognitive Liberty and Ethics and is Chair of Wisdom University's Sacred Art Department. He and his wife Allyson Grey are co-founders of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM), a non-profit church supporting visionary culture in Wappinger, New York.
ALEX GREY, artist, poet, minister, author of Sacred Mirrors, The Mission of Art, founder of Chapel of Sacred Mirrors.
JACK KORNFIELD, is an author and one of the leading Buddhist teachers in America. A practitioner for over 40 years, he is one of the key teachers to introduce mindfulness and the vipassana meditation to the West. His books include A Path with Heart, After the Ecstasy, The Laundry, and Bringing Home the Dharma.
RAM DASS, author of Be Here Now, The Psychedelic Experience (with Ralph Metzner), The Only Dance There Is, and Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying.
TERENCE MCKENNA, (1946-2000), scholar of the ontological foundations of shamanism and the ethnopharmacology of spiritual transformation and author of The Invisible Landscape, The Archaic Revival, Food of the Gods, and True Hallucinations.
RICK DOBLIN, PhD, is founder and Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).
HUSTON SMITH, author, The World's Religions, is the contemporary academic reference text on religion. Smith has taught at Washington University, M.I.T., Syracuse University, and University of California/Berkeley.
RALPH METZNER, PhD, psychotherapist, Professor Emeritus and author of The Unfolding Self, The Well of Remembrance, Green Psychology, Worlds Within and Worlds Beyond, and Mind Space and Time Stream.
JOAN HALIFAX ROSHI, PhD, teacher, anthropologist, founder of The Ojai Foundation and author of The Human Encounter with Death, Shamanic Voices, Shaman: The Wounded Healer, Simplicity in the Complex: A Buddhist Life in America, and Being with Dying. www.upaya.org