Those Involved in the Lotus Birth book & DVD

Davini Malcolm is a life member and director of the International College of Spiritual Midwifery (ICSM) and has sat in Women's Myster circles for 20 years and continues to do so. She believes that this sacred time in the company of women has created the foundations on which she lives her life and feels the blessings of this every day. Davivi is a mother of four lotus-born children. She has 29 years' experience in film and television as an actress

Peter Malcolm was an expedition leader, change facilitator, public speaker, adventurer and father of five. Peter has led many expeditions to Antarctica and visited the continent 19 times. He sailed boats and square-rigged ships doing unique projects all over the world. He worked for Greenpeace, and Mission Antarctica. Peter designed and ran youth and corporate programs including youth at the World Summit in Johannesburg in 2002 and two recent Antarctic corporate environmental expeditions. One of these helped clear out 1000 tonnes of rubbish from a Russian Antarctic Base. He had a passion for taking people safely into extreme wilderness areas, particularly under sail. He lived his life with intense passion and enthusiasm; dedicating himself to the environment, the community and social justice. He always strove to fulfil his own potential, and all the while helped others to reach theirs. A most gifted speaker, his rousing speeches never failed to inspire the audience

Shivam Rachanais the founding Principal of the International College of Spiritual Midwifery and was co director of the centre for Human Transformation, a professional training and residential spiritual community, for 28 years. Rachana's teaching career spans 40 years. A pioneer of conscious birthing practices since 1970's and specializing in Water Birth and Lotus Birth she brings insight to the significance of the pre and peri natal experience and teaches the healing of birth trauma. Her 'Women's Mysteries' 5 day retreat program attended by thousands of women during the past 25 years connects women to the source of their femininepower and wisdom. She trains Doula's and Rebirthers. Her book 'Lotus Birth' is now in it's second edition and translated into Italian, Polish, ans Czech is a world first publication. She is executive director of the acclaimed DVD 'The Lotus Birth of the Malcolm Twins' and Co-author of 'The Tantric Path'.

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Dr Sarah J Buckley is a trained GP, international speaker and author on pregnancy, birth and parenting, and mother to four children, all born gently at home. Sarah has deepened her understanding of birth and mothering as a journey of transformation through her participation in women's circles with Shivam Rachana and the Melbourne-based International College of Spiritual Midwifery, of which she is a founding member. Sarah shares her unique perspective through her writing and lecturing, in which she critiques current practices in pregnancy, birth and parenting from a scientific as well as a personal viewpoint. Sarah lives in Brisbane, Australia with Nicholas, the love of her life, and their children Emma,Zoe, Jacob and Maia Rose. www.sarahjbuckley.com