Staff and Contributors
Gregory Ellison is the founder and webmaster of ConsciousEvolution.com, a website that grew from the community spirit developed at LindaGoodman.net. He was co-founder of that site, which was the
original and official site for Linda Goodmans ideas, in its time. He has studied astrology, tarot, kabbalah, I Ching and other metaphysical subjects for more than 30 years and has followed Linda Goodmans teachings since the publication of Sun Signs. He taught Kung-Fu and Tai Chi Chuan for many years and is the author of Wisdom
and Power: A Philosophical Approach to Tai Chi. He retired from Microsoft as Senior Technical Writer for Programming Tools and Languages but continues to write professionally and develop instructional materials.
Cristina C. Santos is the newsletters designer and graphic artist. A publication and advertising designer for more than 20 years, she has incorporated designing websites into her business as the Internet
expands. Inspired by Linda Goodman and Zolar, she has been fascinated with astrology and metaphysics since childhood. She is currently taking correspondence courses with the American Federation of Astrologers and the Clairvision School. She holds memberships with A.F.A. and with Edgar Cayces Association for Research and Enlightenment.
Terri Smallwood is the newsletters coordinator. Currently of Toronto, Ontario, she began her study of astrology as a pre-teen, about the same time she began her love affair with creative writing. Two years
of living on Canadas west coast (on her Uranus line, according to an astro-cartography map) opened many doors towards spiritual growth, including the beginning of her involvement with the various Linda Goodman discussion forums. Currently employed as an administrative assistant, Terri is also working on a novel and happily
shares her journey with her husband, Matthew, their 4-year-old son and newborn daughter.
Maria Barron co-edits the newsletter with Gregory and Terri. She has a degree in journalism and was a newspaper reporter and editor for 15 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom and freelance writer.
Her freelance work has won awards from the Colorado Press Association and the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. She has been fascinated since childhood with peoples heartfelt beliefs and how they move people to interact and mold the world we live in. She moved to Cripple Creek, Colorado, for a
year of studies with an Indian medicine man in 1995, and since then has had the blessing of becoming acquainted with some of Linda Goodmans friends in the area. She is married to a long-time resident of the district and is mother to a teenager and a toddler.
Carrie Chesney is a student of psychology who is working on graduating and then plans to earn a masters degree in psychology. She was born one late August to a wonderful family of four. She has been
interested in the paranormal since she was 12, and in astrology, Linda Goodman, and all matters spiritual since she was 15. As a result, she has been studying bits and pieces of astrology, philosophy, psychology, the tarot, ghosts, angels, spirit guides, and other miscellaneous metaphysical subjects for several
years, and she continues to see the connections in everything today. Aside from studying astrology and just studying in general, she enjoys a working on being a leader in her residence hall association, going to amusement parks, hanging out with friends, and overall just trying to enjoy life.
Sucheta Shetty lives in India and is a student preparing to enter the big bad world of making a living, hoping to find the unique way in which she can make a difference in the world. As a cynical,
pessimistic and irritable teenager, she was introduced to the Celestine Prophecy series by a friend of her mother. That started a journey of learning and evolving that led on to discovering Reiki, feng shui, Linda Goodman and astrology. She looks forward to more wonderful and enlightening discoveries on her journey, a lot of which come from avidly
following the varied discussions on the Conscious Evolution forums. A chronic bookworm, she also loves dancing, listening to music and learning more about life in different parts of the world in different time periods. Metamorphosis has given her a chance to do something she always wanted to try - writing to share, to inform or for the sheer
pleasure of stringing words together. She has been an active participant at the forums for more than two years.
Anindita Basu was born one rainy full-moon night in late September 1969 in one of the oldest cities of North India. Eldest of three children, she spent her childhood reading anything she could lay her hands
upon (including bits of paper the ground-nut seller wrapped his nuts in) and flying kites on her terrace in the evenings (much to the collective dismay of neighbourhood boys, since kite-flying is a male sport). In school, as a Mercury-ruled student, studies were hardly difficult. Her interest in astrology and related subjects was sparked long
ago when an elderly uncle looked at her palm and declared You should study law, which she immediately dismissed, as in those days she wanted to become a doctor like her dad. Today, she holds a masters degree in business administration and works as an officer in a government-owned company at its headquarters in South India. She
still reads the bits of paper that the puffed-rice seller wraps his delicious mixture in.
Rusty Hamilton is a 21-year-old Virgo but will turn 22 on August 28, the same day Mars makes its closest pass to Earth in 73,000 years. He lives in Delaware and will begin at the University of Delaware
in the fall of 2003. He holds an associates degree in biology and plans to earn a bachelors degree in biochemistry. Rusty hopes to go on to graduate school after that for neuropharmacology. Rustys mother has always been very into metaphysics, so he grew up around astrology, but he really didnt get into astrology until he
was 17 and realized he could compare his chart to that of a potential girlfriend. In his spare time Rusty makes weird electro-industrial music, tries not to fry his brain doing assembly-language programming for such video-game consoles as the NES and GameBoy, as well as more normal pursuits such as writing, drawing, and studying karate. Recently, as of
June 15, 2003, Rusty obtained the rank of green belt in Isshinryu karate through the Order of Isshinryu, an internationally recognized karate organization.
BlueDove/Lisa Coates has been a member of the discussion boards for three years. She works as a jewelry and cosmetic clerk and lives in Michigan. Her lifelong interests and studies have included poetry,
philosophy, literature, dreams, astrology, numerology, divination, spirituality, cosmology/astronomy, physics, art and music.