Elizabeth M. Carman, Ph.D., is a pioneering pre-birth consciousness researcher who has taught meditation and personal growth since the 1970s. She has served on the faculty of Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, and at the Hindu University of America, Orlando, Florida.
Neil J. Carman, Ph.D., a former faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin, is a botanist and environmentalist. The recipient of 15 environmental awards, he is a state and national environmental policy leader working for the Sierra Club on improving air quality in Texas. In addition to his research in the natural sciences, he has also taught courses in comparative studies examining the scientific basis of consciousness and meditation. The author lives in Austin, Texas.