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Updated November 16, 2014

Kryon is returning to Portland, Oregon Saturday and Sunday, November 22-23 for an information-packed and inspiring weekend.

Join world-renowned speaker and author Lee Carroll for Experience The New Human in 2014 Kryon Saturday, November 22 and Navigating the New Normal Sunday, November 23 with Lee Carroll and Amber Wolf. Kryon channels both days!

Seating is limited. Register online here or call 910-352-7495 to register by phone. Contact Lighted Bridge for event information. If staying at the Portland Shilo Inn & Suites Airport Hotel, call 503-252-7500 for hotel reservations.




Lighted Bridge welcomes new client Kurt Koontz, retired Fortune 500 executive and inspiring spiritual travel author & motivational speaker

Retired Fortune 500 executive Kurt KoontzKurt Koontz is touring, sharing lessons and experiences emerging from his transformative journey of nearly 500 miles on the historic Camino de Santiago in Spain.

Kurt is the author of A Million Steps, in which he chronicles his inspirational, life-changing journey on the trail and into the heart, following the steps of a 1300-year-old pilgrimage bridging inner and outer worlds.

Kurt's engaging presentations share the lasting lessons emerging from his journey and how others are responding to his profoundly powerful stories of navigating through his personal history of addiction, recovery and love, all the while embracing the beauty of the countryside and joyful connections to other pilgrims from around the world.

Kurt retired at the age of 36. For the past decade, his travels have taken him to all of the world, requiring both physical and mental endurance. He has just returned from the Himalayas. If you would like to invite Kurt to a conference or schedule a speaking event, contact Lighted Bridge.




PMH Atwater, one of the top near-death experience (NDE) experts in the world, is going on tour.

P.M.H. AtwaterP.M.H. Atwater, L.H.D., is internationally recognized as one of the top researchers in the world into near-death experiences (NDEs). She has completed 10 books on her findings since starting her pioneering work in this area in 1978.

P.M.H. has much to say regarding the phenomenon reported in the new movie Heaven is for Real, popular in theaters right now: "The story of Colton Burpo is the story of the vast majority of children who have near-death experiences. These children typically see the dead as quite alive, converse with angels, spend time within God's Great Light, see grass singing and animals talking. They come back wiser and more intelligent than before, more sensitive, intuitive, and open..."

P.M.H.'s most recent book on the topic is Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of the Story ~ What They Teach Us About Living, Dying, and Our True Purpose. She has personally survived 3 NDEs herself.

P. M. H. has won many awards, speaks around the world, and has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs, including Larry King Live, Sally Jessy Raphael, Regis & Kathie Lee, Entertainment Tonight, Geraldo, and Coast to Coast AM. She has lectured twice at the United Nations. She also inspires others through her work as a prayer chaplain and spiritual counselor.

PMH has a new book coming out this Fall and is going on tour. If you would like to host an event or invite her to a conference, contact Lighted Bridge.




Ancient Aliens regular & author Rev. Michael J.S. Carter is touring the world sharing his fascinating research and personal experiences

An active Unitarian Universalist minister, a frequent guest on The History Channel's Ancient Aliens program and recently featured on Coast to Coast AM and George Noory's Beyond Belief Gaiam TV show, Rev. Michael J.S. CarterRev. Michael J.S. Carter, M.Div Rev. Carter is the author of Alien Scriptures: Extraterrestrials in the Holy Bible. He has investigated evidence of ET encounters in multiple sacred texts, has appeared on many radio and television programs worldwide, and has written articles on UFOs and Religion for publications such as UFO Magazine, Alien Encounters and the MUFON UFO Journal.

A long-time UFO experiencer himself, Rev. Carter lectures extensively on the topic of UFOs and Religion and counsels experiencers worldwide. He has also appeared on Steven Spielberg's production of Abduction Diaries, the Real 4400. Whitley Strieber, the author of the popular book Communion, described Rev. Carter's book as "the best book ever written on the subject".

If you are interested in counseling with Rev. Michael or would like to invite him to a conference contact Lighted Bridge.




Just released, Mark David Gerson's new book for screenwriters "revolutionizes" writing for film

Creativity Catalyst Mark David Gerson applies his award-winning, story-freeing techniques to the rule-bound world of screenwriting in Organic Screenwriting: Writing for Film, Naturally.

Gerson is the creator of The Q’ntana Trilogy of fantasy films and novels, the award-winning author of four books for writers, and a long-time writing coach and workshop facilitator. His highly acclaimed Mark David Gerson The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write, was considered one of the best U.S. writing books the year it was published and the winner of multiple awards.

Mark David has guided writers and non-writers like to connect with their innate wisdom, open to their creative power and express themselves with ease.

He is also a skilled editor, broadcaster and popular speaker on topics related to creativity and spirituality. If you would like to interview Mark David, submit a speaking engagement request or an editing/consultation proposal, contact Lighted Bridge.




Could your film, video or web project benefit from expert consultation by award-winning visual effects master Ed Kramer? Would you like to invite Ed to share his engaging stories of special effects history?

A Technical Director at Industrial Light and Magic for many years, Ed Kramer's work has included visual effects for Star Wars I-III (remember the fiery lava planet?), Pirates of the Caribbean II (remember the Kraken?), Harry Potter II Ed Kramer (how about the Quidditch course?), The Mummy (who can forget the skittering scarab beetles?) and many other high visibility projects for television and film.

Ed and his talented network of experienced freelance video effects artists can provide high-end results for any film, video or animation project. Ed is also currently teaching the next generation of gurus as a college professor, welcoming smaller-scale projects for his students, a rare opportunity to incorporate the guiding touch of a master at low cost.

Known for his entertaining presentations to audiences of all ages, relating first-hand experience with many popular directors and films, Ed is also available for interviews and events.

If you would like to learn more about submitting a project proposal or speaking engagement request for Ed, contact Lighted Bridge.




Whether your intended audience is the neighborhood or the world, on the web or in person, the masterful guidance and intuitive innovation of Lighted Bridge Communications will enhance and expand your presence and your voice.

Dedicated to co-creating the dreams of paradigm shifters, Lighted Bridge founder & director Susan Larison Danz is a talented writer, teacher and Susan Larison Danz innovative professional with 25 years leadership, software development, communications, marketing, event management and mentoring experience.

With degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science and a diverse background balancing science and humanities, Susan's proven track record of leadership in corporate, entrepreneurial, educational, spiritual and non-profit settings generates the intuitive depth of expertise clients trust to guide them to the next level.

  • Creative content creation, editing and in-depth research for web sites, social media, press releases, articles, advertising and publications of all kinds
  • An enthusiastic PR advocate connecting authors, filmmakers, artists, musicians & speakers to conference venues, interviews and opportunities
  • Masterful management of projects and events
  • Detailed guidance bringing true goals into focus and brainstorming innovative ideas to shift individual and organizational paradigms



Susan Larison Danz has been managing social media for the Los Angeles Conscious Life Expo since August 2011.

Conscious Life Expo Featuring many best-selling authors and popular speakers in the self help, spiritual and research communities, the Los Angeles Conscious Life Expo is one of the largest inspirational conferences in the world.

Visit the Los Angeles Conscious Life Expo on Twitter and Facebook, where Susan is responsible for managing social media content year-round.




Lighted Bridge is an "in kind" sponsor of the Sherwood Robin Hood Festival the 3rd Weekend of July and the 1st Saturday in December, where Susan Larison Danz is the Publicist and Secretary on the Festival Board.

The 60th Anniversary Sherwood Robin Hood Festival and International Archery Tournament with Nottingham, England took place July 18-20, attracting approximately 20,000. Susan Larison Danz emcee'd and managed the Main Stage throughout the Expo (and has done so since 2012). Susan is also responsible for media relations, press releases, web & social media content, co-chairing the information/souvenir booth and administering the scholarship program. Susan Larison Danz Robin Hood Emcee

Susan has worked with multiple high profile media venues to promote the Festival. She facilitated multiple segments on the "Good Day Oregon" morning program on the Portland, Oregon Fox affiliate KPTV-12, bringing together Festival singers, archers, organizers and performers to chat with Fox's "Joe on the Go". She was interviewed on the local Portland Univision affiliate KUNP-TV, which provided Spanish promotional coverage for the Festival. She provided information and video footage for a segment on The Weather Channel, AAA Magazine, The Oregonian and numerous Portland area television, radio and print media venues.

Lighted Bridge is proud to be an "in kind" sponsor of the Festival, with the summer event attracting almost 20,000 people each year, now in its 61st year.




Susan Larison Danz regularly hosts The Frontier Beyond Fear broadcast on Blog Talk Radio.

Susan Larison Danz Featuring honest, authentic perspectives on inspirational, socially conscious topics, this online radio show, teleconference and podcast presents a diverse array of viewpoints, with the intent of promoting thought-provoking dialogue and mutual understanding.

The quality of the content on this show has been recognized several times by being selected by the Blog Talk Radio Editorial Team for highlighting on the front page of the entire Blog Talk Radio web site. The shows are often featured live on the Blog Talk Radio home page. This is a true honor given the reach of the Blog Talk Radio network, reported as "1,800 shows created per day, 15,000+ active hosts and 40 million listeners/month."

Visit The Frontier Beyond Fear web site for archived programs and upcoming schedule details.




Introducing a diverse array of web sites on popular spiritual and "beyond the box" research topics.

With diverse sites such as SolarFlareWatch.com SolarFlareWatch.com, MotherShipton.com, QuotesThatInspire.com and more, Susan Larison Danz has multiple innovative web sites under development.




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