LONGER BIO: Dr. Scott Taylor is the President of the Expanded Awareness Institute. EAI helps people curious about near-death experiences explore what that experience means to them and to our culture as a whole. Taylor has served as President and Executive Director of The Monroe Institute. He has been a trainer for The Monroe Institute since 1985. He is an expert in the use of binaural beat technology to achieve and hold expanded states of consciousness. Scott’s gift is the ability to make the exploration of the nonphysical universe accessible to the curious. Scott is author and voice of six best-selling CDs of guided meditations on near-death experiences in his Into the Light series. He is a spiritual teacher, speaker and researcher on near-death experiences. He has served two stints on the board of the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) and currently serves as co-emcee of their international conventions. Scott’s first retirement was as faculty member at South Central College in N. Mankato, MN where he mentored small business owners. He is an accomplished business leader and former CEO skilled in a broad range of leadership and business issues. His doctorate is in Educational Leadership from the University of St. Thomas and his dissertation topic was “Near-Death Experiences: Discovering and living in unity.” Taylor is passionate about the ancient sport of curling having participated in the Olympic trials in 1991. He and his wife make their home in Virginia’s beautiful Blue Ridge mountains.