" Where Two Worlds Touch " ... " Barefoot on Holy Ground "
Gloria D. Karpinski is a holistic counselor, spiritual director, teacher and author. Her seminars as well as her individual in-depth life attunements emphasize the relevancy of universal spiritual principles to everyday life and the inter-dynamics of mind, body, emotions and spirit. Prior to her ordination by the International Church of Ageless Wisdom, an interfaith church without walls, she was a journalist. For twenty-plus years, Gloria has taught all over North America and in many other countries.
She has conducted seminars and given lectures for such diverse groups as psychotherapists, actors and doctors, in venues ranging from large conferences to colleges, churches, hospitals and specialized groups. Gloria is the author of Where Two Worlds Touch: Spiritual Rites of Passage and Barefoot on Holy Ground: Twelve Lessons in Spiritual Craftsmanship (2001), both published by Ballantine Books.
Over the past twenty years Gloria has given workshops, intensives and keynote lectures in seven foreign countries (Italy, Germany, England, Switzerland, Scotland, Iceland, Bali, Greece) and in 16 states of the United States as well as in over fifty (50) cities. These have included many private sponsorships as well as churches, colleges, bookstores, medical-psychological and spiritual conferences.
In 1989, Gloria received a grant from the Laurence D. Rockefeller Fund for the Advancement of the Human spirit. In 2002, Women and Wisdom Foundation, Inc. honoredGloria at their “Service to Spirit” Award Banquet and initiated “The Gloria D. Karpinski Grant for Spiritual Study and Renewal.”