Clarity Academy Spiritual Advisors
Drupada John McDonald
Drupada is a highly-trained Vedic astrologer who teaches Vedic Sciences: Astrology, Vastu, and Ayurveda as well as Vedic Astrology, Spiritual Psychology, and Transformation at The Expanding Light. He has been a Kriya Yogi for close to 30 years, and has practiced Vedic Astrology for about 20 years, bringing the intuition gained from meditation to his astrology practice. He has spoken at conferences and offered readings and private consultations throughout the United States, in Europe, India, and Australia.
Drupada has made a deep study of both the philosophy and the calculations of Vedic astrology. He has studied the writings of prominent astrologers, with special emphasis on the writings and teachings of Sri Yukteswar, Paramhansa Yogananda, and Swami Kriyananda (author of Your Sun Sign as a Spiritual Guide).
Drupada's approach to astrology centers on the potential he sees in each horoscope for personal growth and for overcoming the specific karmic patterns that are most actively present in this incarnation. He helps people to become more aware of their karmic challenges, on the one hand, and their karmic opportunities on the other. Classes with Drupada brings clarity, hope, and insight on how best to realize one's potential.
What Is Vedic Astrology?
In India, the science of astrology is called Jyotish, which in Sanskrit means the science of light. It is the study of man's response to the light waves that emanate from the planets and the stars. Jyotish has been practiced in India for thousands of years. It is a branch of the ancient Vedic knowledge that also produced the sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda. These three sister sciences help us to become more aware of our unique, innate characteristics. They also teach us how to refine our awareness and how to work in harmony with universal realities.
Vedic astrology is intimately linked to the concept of karma. The Vedic horoscope reveals one's past karma. As Paramhansa Yogananda puts it, our unalterable past and its probably future results. It also shows the way to overcome karmic patterns by directing our efforts towards personal growth, healing, and self-transformation. Through Vedic astrology, then, we can better understand the subtle dynamics of our own lives, and of our relationships with others.
Rev. Dr. Terry Cole-Whittaker
We are very excited to announce that
Rev. Dr. Terry Cole-Whittaker has joined Clarity Academy as one of our Staff Spiritual Advisers. Dr. Terry has attained what most only dream of attaining simply by learning and applying the sacred knowledge that she is offering. This work includes practical, worldly knowledge of how to succeed and prosper along with Sacred Knowledge about who you are, your life’s purpose, and how to manifest our heart’s desires.
Terry is a dedicated spiritual researcher, student, and teacher. One of the very few to live with and study from the MYSTIC MASTERS OF THE FAR EAST. Her 80‘s international TELEVISION MINISTRY “WITH LOVE, REV. TERRY” and best selling books, including WHAT YOU THINK OF ME IS NONE OF MY BUSINESS, A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO THE GODDESS WITHIN, & DARE TO BE GREAT, reached millions. At the height of her worldly success as a television minister teaching metaphysics, she realized that something most important was missing from her teaching. She left that world behind and set out on a spiritual vision quest that eventually led her to study the ancient texts of the Gnostics (The real mission & teachings of Jesus a Christ), Native American religions, Goddess/Gaia, Science, and finally to the sacred teachings of the Puranas (the cream of Vedic scriptures), which encompasses all the above and beyond.
Her specialty is to take scholarly and often complicated research and make it easy to understand and apply. There are only two paths, misery or happiness. By what we can perceive happening in the world, most people are pursuing misery in their attempts to be happy. There is a path of supreme happiness where all our needs are met and whatever we desire for good comes to us effortlessly and joyfully. We want to be happy, because bliss is our nature.
Dr. Terry is controversial, as her commitment is to follow her inner guidance and do her independent research, which does not fit what most have been diligently programmed to believe in fear and violence based religions that deny and abuse the feminine, the Goddess. Wholeness includes both male and female qualities and offers each of us sufficiency, satisfaction in our life’s work, true love in our relationships, and expanded awareness of who we are and what is possible in this world and the spiritual, our true, opulent home.