Ingrid P. Dean is a detective sergeant and forensic artist, who recently retired from the Michigan State Police with over 21 years of police experience. Ingrid helps promote her profession by showing fun-loving support, hope and optimism for fellow police officers seldom appreciated for their intuitive, perceptive, and transient nature.
Spirit of the Badge: 60 True Police Stories of Divine Guidance, Miracles, and Intuition began as a culminating project for Ingrid’s Master’s Degree in transpersonal psychology and related studies. The project grew as more police officers began to share their extraordinary stories, resulting in an informative, delightful, collection of exceptional, heart-warming experiences.
Ingrid has a B.A. in Art from Wayne State University, is a professional artist, musician and writer. She is also a state-licensed polygraph examiner and teaches the art of detecting truth and deception. Drawing upon her own knowledge and experience indifferent spiritual, psychological, and philosophical schools of thought, Ingrid attempts to share a fun, balanced, comprehensive perspective of law enforcement and the positive contributions they make.
And don’t be fooled – Ingrid has worked the trenches, chased felons, and wrecked cars! In fact, she had her own near-death experience in the line of duty. She has put her fair share of felons in prison for life and simply chooses not to talk about that so much!
Ingrid is a pilot and loves to fly. She is an accomplished musician and studio artist. She loves to travel, do yoga, and be of service to others. Her most recent passion is treasure-hunting with her underwater metal detector (and teaching others how they can do this, too!).
Ingrid’s website is at www.spiritofthebadge.com. Her books are Spirit of the Badge: 60 True Police Stories of Divine Guidance, Miracles, and Intuition and True Police Stories Of The Strange and Unexplained. Both books are available through her website.
David CH Park expresses himself in a variety of ways but his primary medium is the written word. Thus, stories and poems are central, although up until the end of 2014, his main focus has been on understanding what is going on. He was born in 1961 and he has spent most of his life investigating this question in one way or another. Thus, he has spent more than 50 years getting a handle on and then finding an answer to this question.
The assumption was that by understanding what is going on, the pressure points in society would become clear and we would all have greater ability to understand and shape things. This is the tack most naturally taken but remarkably, most of us never figure out what is going on.
Instead, we end up conspiring with our captors against ourselves. That is part of why it has been so hard to find the truth. His stories and other creations are motivated out of that. See Plato’s parable of the cave, the original version of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” (not the “cleaned up” version), and www.theinvisiblegorilla.com website for a few examples.
He holds two BS degrees from MIT, an MPS from NYU, and an MS from Carnegie Mellon University. He has over 30 years of study and practice of leadership in academia and various organizations from small startups to large, well established firms, as well as in the US Army.
He has a deep interest in meditation and spirituality and freely combines scientific understanding with explorations of existence. The result is a unique and straightforward take on many esoteric topics. He was consciously aware throughout near-death experiences that resulted from strokes in 2008 and again in 2012. The two experiences were different but valuable.
His latest nonfiction book is called The Circle of Existence. I can be found at www.smashwords.com/books/view/494038.